WOW! Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Undercard Gets Another Massive Fight

Published 02/27/2021, 11:26 PM EST


The undercard of Jake Paul vs Ben Askren on April 17 has found another addition into the slot, increasing its boxing value for all the fans. While several fans have ridiculed the main-event as it lacks the spirit of the sport, the undercard is filled with dollops of the same. American super lightweight elite, Regis Prograis, has also made it to the event and will reportedly face Ivan Redkach on the fight night.

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Reporter Mike Coppinger was the first to confirm the news via his social media account, followed by Ben Baby and ESPN later. So, it’s safe to state that hardcore fight fans can also tune in to watch the event as there will be a host of pure boxing clashes on offer before the YouTuber fights the former MMA champion.

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Jake Paul vs Ben Askren: Regis Prograis or Ivan Redkach, who has the better shot?

Following the maiden loss of his career against Josh Taylor, Prograis returned to the win column with a victory against Juan Heraldez via TKO in 2020. He has a professional record of 25 wins, of which 21 have come from knockouts.

The 32-year-old is clearly one of the most looming prodigies of the existing super lightweight division. Meanwhile, he can advance himself into the title ride with one more win under his name. So, we might see the best of Regis Prograis in the upcoming fight.

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However, it will not be easy as he will have to overcome another viable contender in Ivan Redkach. Nicknamed ‘El Terrible, the Ukrainian pugilist has a 23-5-1 record. Although it might not be an impressive resume, Redkach has proven his worth several times.

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He lost his last appearance against Danny Garcia in 2020 via a unanimous decision. So, a win against Prograis will not only help him arrest a slump, but it will also make him a relevant figure of the super lightweight division.

The must-win situation for both the boxers can turn their in-ring collision into an absolute slugfest. So, fight fans can gear themselves up for a long night in the coming days.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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