KSI Not Confident About Jake Paul’s Chances Against Ben Askren: ‘I Think He’ll Let the Pressure Get to Him’

Published 02/25/2021, 1:02 AM EST


The Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight has stirred the boxing world ever since it got announced. The duo will fight each other out on April 17 in an 8-round, cruiserweight fight. With the announcement of this bout ‘Problem Child’ has seen on his challenges accepted and he will be keen on shedding the tag of having not fought or beaten a professional fighter.

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However, KSI believes Askren will overpower the YouTuber turned boxer, and it’ll be a dreadful outing for the young-gun.

Speaking on Sidemen, he said, “I think Jake will lose. I think he’ll let the pressure get to him.” 

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

KSI asserted Paul could beat Ali Gib in his first fight because Gib couldn’t sustain his stamina and got tired in later rounds of the fight. Even though Paul won both his fights, KSI felt the 24-year-old panicked in both his professional bouts.

That said, the Brit feels ‘Funky’ will take advantage of the same and give Paul a beating of his life in his first outing against a professional. Although ‘Funky’ has remained a grappler in his illustrious MMA career, he still has a fair chance of beating his rival in the standup game.

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Jake Paul vs Ben Askren – the most entertaining fight of 2021?

The Paul vs Askren fight has already become the talk of the town. Paul, who was an unknown boxing star a few months back, has garnered enough attention and love from fans. On the flip side, Askren already had a stellar career in MMA and he’s coming out of retirement to shut his nemesis, the ‘Problem Child’.

The duo has engaged in a war of words on numerous occasions, and now they’re keen to settle their scores inside the squared circle.

Their rivalry just adds up to the hype of this contest, making it worth the watch. It’ll be intriguing to see if the young Jake Paul can annihilate the highly experienced MMA combatant.

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The year 2021 already has some of the best boxing bouts aligned and Paul vs Askren ranks among the same.

What do you make of KSI’s comments? Who do you think wins this electrifying battle?

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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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