Should Jake Paul Fight Floyd Mayweather if He Beats Ben Askren?

Published 04/14/2021, 10:00 PM EDT
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)


This weekend, Jake Paul will confront his long-time foe Ben Askren in a full-fledged boxing bout. The matchup between this duo has been in talks for a long time, and it is finally on the brink to materialize. The Paul vs Askren fight has every reason to pin itself as one of the best boxing events for 2021.

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If ‘The Problem Child’ wins this fight, needless to say, he’ll open himself up for even bigger opponents/fights.

Talking about a bigger opponent, there’s one such name in the boxing fraternity who’s looking to come back and take up momentous exhibition fights. He is the undefeated kingpin of boxing, Floyd Mayweather.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during the official weigh-in for his bout against Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighters will meet in a WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight on September 14 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Earlier, Mayweather was all set to battle out Logan Paul in a perfect setting on February 20 this year. However, due to some uncertainties, the fight between the two didn’t come to fruition and got postponed.

Despite that, ‘Pretty Boy’ expressed his interest in taking this fight alongside more such exhibitions for this year.

The 50-0 boxer even took it to his official Instagram handle to assert that he’ll fight Jake Paul too if he gets past Ben Askren on April 17.

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How will an exhibition bout between Jake Paul and Floyd Mayweather go?

Jake Paul wants to etch his name in the boxing history books for many more years to come. For that, he will have to get inside the squared circle with some bigwigs of the sport. And citing the same, Paul can’t get anyone better than Floyd Mayweather to accrue paramount stardom.  

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A fight between the duo has the audacity to shatter massive PPV records and thus go down as one of the best celebrity boxing events.

Win or lose, won’t really matter to Paul in this fight as he’d garner enough attention and fame from one and all.

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That said, it’ll be interesting to see how ‘The Problem Child’ fares on Saturday night. A win here will be extremely vital, as it can align him in a captivating bout against ‘The Best Ever’.

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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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