Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren: Fight Preview and Prediction

Published 04/13/2021, 1:00 PM EDT


After much rigmarole and discussions, a full-fledged boxing bout between Jake Paul and Ben Askren has finally come to fruition. The pair will headline the main event this weekend and are ready to enter a tussle with each other.

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A fight between Paul and Askren is one of the most awaited boxing contests of all time. Moreover, this fight has the potential to walk down as the best boxing event for 2021.

Both the fighters share a cosmic rift with each other, and with time, their beef has only deepened.

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Predominantly, the rivalry between the two began when ‘The Problem Child’ scored a vicious T/KO win over Nate Robinson in November 2o20.

The 24-year-old revealed several opponents from his checklist he wished to compete, and the former UFC welterweight was one in his contention.

The 24-year-old has faced non-fighters until now, and this will be the first time when he will take on a veteran from the MMA universe.

On the flip side, Askren will also lace up the boxing gloves to make his professional ring for the very first time.

That said, this contest has all the ingredients to make it absolutely worth the watch.

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Jake Paul vs Ben Askren – fight analysis

This fight will take place at Paul‘s favorable weight class, which is cruiserweight. ‘The Problem Child’ has a suitable cruiserweight frame and he won’t really face any problems in making weight for this contest.

Moving further, Paul is the tall man in this fight with a height of 6’1” compared to that of Askren’s 5’10”.

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Askren is the debutant in this bout, whereas the young gun already has 2 fights/wins to his name. The latter has got a feel of actual in-ring boxing and he will undeniably look to land just one hit to close the show.

‘Funky’ has enjoyed an illustrious MMA career, but he’s been a prime grappler in his entire boxing run. Considering that things might be vulnerable for him in this fight against his arch-nemesis.

That said, we’re going with the Ohio native to win this fight.

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Prediction: Jake Paul wins via T/KO in round 3. 

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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