WOW! Jean Pascal Is Ready to Put 100k on Jake Paul Against Ben Askren

Published 03/05/2021, 10:00 AM EST
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates 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)


Despite being a pro-combatant, Ben Askren might be on the wrong side of his upcoming fight against Jake Paul on April 17. With minimal striking accolades, Askren will step up against the YouTuber with a record of 2 wins. That said, both the wins have come via knockouts.

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Adding to that, Jake Paul has trained with several elites for the upcoming fight. After Jorge Masvidal, ‘The Problem Child’ has also sparred with boxing elite, Jean Pascal. Not only that, but he has also earned Pascal’s respect.

The WBA light heavyweight champion seemed confident in his sparring partner winning the bout against ‘Funky’. He took to Twitter and revealed that he would bet $100k on ‘The Problem Child’. Pascal also posted a picture of him and Jake Paul from their boxing session in the ring.

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Great job @jakepaul. I’m putting 100k on you…you got skills!!!!#jakepaul #jeanpascal #boxing pic.twitter.com/PDi4hIykVo

— Jean Pascal (@jeanpascalchamp) March 4, 2021

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Jake Paul vs Ben Askren, will be the former’s third pro boxing fight and the latter’s first. However, neither party has attained anything iconic inside the squared circle. The internet sensation, Paul, entered the ring against fellow Youtuber, Ali Eson Gib, in January 2020, followed by his second appearance against Nate Robinson in November.

He won both the fights before calling out MMA fighters and finally sealing a deal with ‘Funky’ Askren.

Meanwhile, Ben Askren had to depart UFC on an unpleasant note, He entered the promotion as an undefeated fighter. But after a controversial win against Lawler, he fell prey to massive losses. At UFC 239, Jorge Masvidal knocked him out in a record five seconds, and a few weeks later, Demian Maia defeated him. That’s when Askren put a quell on his fighting career.

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren:- Date, Venue, and How to watch?

The eight-round Cruiserweight main-event will take place on April 17 at Atlanta in Georgia, USA. Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission will guideline the event with Ryan Kavanaugh donning the hat of the promoter. Triller will telecast the fight live through various streaming platforms and you can catch the action with a paid subscription on PPV.

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Although hardcore fans might complain of the main event adding no fight value to the event, it’s still a stellar contest. And with the ongoing drama around in YouTube boxing, the outcome of the bout might matter a lot to certain fans.

Do you think Jake Paul will beat Ben Askren?

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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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