‘Somebody’s Gonna Drop’ – Teofimo Lopez Details a Shocking Take on Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Fight

Published 04/07/2021, 4:00 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 20: Teofimo Lopez celebrates his fifth rounf knockout of Edis Tatli during their lightweight fight at Madison Square Garden on April 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


The much-awaited boxing thriller between Jake Paul and Ben Askren is inching closer. Ever since its announcement, this fight has turned into a hot topic. Fans across the globe have desperately waited to see the two rivals take each other on.

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Not only fans, but many bigwigs of boxing have expressed their curiosity to see Paul and Askren take up the ring space.

Recently, lightweight king Teofimo Lopez gave his own take on this fight and picked Ben Askren as his favorite. Speaking to NEXGEN Sports, he said, “I’m rooting for him (Askren) to win.”

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Talking about the support Askren is getting from the combat sports fraternity, he said, “Good for him, he deserves it, man. Go out there and do it now! You know, go out there and show it.”

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 26: Ben Askren prepares to enter the Octagon prior to his welterweight bout against Demian Maia of Brazil during the UFC Fight Night event at Singapore Indoor Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Teofimo Lopez even gave a shocking prediction about this fight. “Somebody’s gonna drop,” he said.

The feud between Askren and Paul began when the latter scored a gratifying win over the ex-NBA star Nate Robinson. The ‘Problem Child’ called out several hotshots from the MMA universe and ‘Funky’ was on his checklist too.

Past few months, both Askren and Paul have taken wild verbal shots at each other. More than anyone else, they are desperate to give each other a stern outing on April 17.

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Ben Askren vs Jake Paul – the best boxing event for 2021?

There are enormous eye-catchy boxing contests aligned for 2021. But the Askren vs Paul fight holds a different amount of anticipation altogether.

This is because ‘Funky’, who’s remained a prime grappler in his MMA career, will lace up the boxing gloves for the very first time professionally.

Moreover, this will be the first time when the ‘Problem Child’ will face an actual fighter in his pro boxing career.

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That said, this contest is exciting in its own way and has every ability to walk down as the best fight for 2021.

It will be interesting to see who unleashes his best version on fight night and claims a crucial win.

Who will you be rooting for in this fight?

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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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