Triller Announces PPV Price and Venue for Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren

Published 03/09/2021, 5:00 AM EST


Triller has announced exciting updates about the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren boxing bout. The streaming service revealed the price of the fight and also confirmed the location of the event. Moreover, both Jake Paul and Ben Askren have reacted.

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The controversial bout between these fighters has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Both fighters have had several verbal battles, while traditional boxing fans have criticized the event. However, the PPV price and venue are now official.

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Michael Benson from TalkSPORT was the first to break the news. He took to his Twitter and announced that the PPV price for the fight would be $49.99. Furthermore, he confirmed the two would fight at the famous Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

The PPV price is lesser than the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. price, which was Triller’s first event. Moreover, the choice of venue means there is a chance of having a few thousand fans, at least at the event. This would make the fight more profitable than the Tyson-Jones Jr. event and also explain the lower pricing.

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Jake Paul and Ben Askren react to the news

The two have gone at each other ever since they announced the fight. Some have even criticized the fighters’ antics and put it down to them selling the event. The pair have now reacted to the news of the PPV price and venue.

Jake Paul took to his Twitter to remind fans of the date and encourage them to buy the tickets. However, he didn’t miss the opportunity to have a go at Askren when he said the Atlanta Falcons would hire him as a water boy after he knocks him out.

Askren replied with a Tweet of his own. He shared a video in which he spoke after a run on Hollywood boulevard. ‘Funky’ reminded Paul that he doesn’t have a star. He then asked encouraged fans to tune into the fight.

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Therefore, the two are trying their best to sell this bout. And given the drama and controversy surrounding this event, it may be very successful for Triller.

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What do you make of this news? Do you think $49.99 is a fair price for the PPV?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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