WOW! Jake Paul Praises Ben Askren for Fight Promotion Despite Getting Facepalmed

Published 04/11/2021, 2:00 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on against AnEsonGib during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Until now, Jake Paul and Ben Askren have traded enough verbal punches with each other. The pair have targeted one another for a while through their social handles, interview, podcasts, and more. But in an absolute shocker, ‘The Problem Child’ recently had some golden words for his foe, Askren.

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Speaking to True Geordie, he said, “Ben Askren, he’s doing a great job of promoting the fight. He’s doing a great job of s**t talking. He’s doing great at the press conferences, he’s doing great making these Rocky training videos, it’s interesting, these two worlds colliding and sort of this height in a moment with a perfect time.”

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – SEPTEMBER 03: Ben Askren fields questions from the media during a UFC Singapore on-sale press conference at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on September 03, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

Ever since this fight has got announced, ‘Funky’ has truly given his all to promote it to its best extent. Citing the same, Paul couldn’t hold back on applauding Askren for the same.

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Moreover, ‘The Problem Child’ seemed excited about the whole fight event. He believes the inclusion of stars like Snoop Dogg and Justin Bieber just adds up to this already decorated matchup.

As the event date approaches, the 24-year-old is keeping his rigorous boxing training on top to give it his best shot against the former UFC welterweight.

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Jake Paul vs Ben Askren – how important is this fight for ‘The Problem Child’?

Until now, Paul has only fought twice, that too against non-fighters. But both of his wins have arrived via T/KO, and in this fight, he’s looking forward to adding another name to his knockout collection.

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Also, this will be the first time that the Ohio native will lace up the boxing gloves against a veteran in the combat sports universe. He has a lot to prove in this fight and more than anyone else, he will be ecstatic to put on a show for his fans.

That said, his approach in this battle will be worth the watch. Furthermore, this fight will have the attention of the world and everyone will be rooting for a quick finish.

What do you draw off Paul’s comments on Askren’s promotional activities?

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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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