Who Won Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren?: Results, Purses, Stats, Scorecards, and Full Fight

Published 08/28/2021, 12:49 PM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)


Jake Paul will fight Tyron Woodley this weekend in his fourth professional fight inside the boxing ring. Paul last fought Woodley’s good friend and training partner, Tyron Woodley. Woodley was in fact in Askren’s corner for the contest. ‘Funky’ was the first fighter of any kind that Paul had fought in his career.

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The MMA community pinned their hope on Askren to shut down the Jake Paul hype train. But the former Bellator MMA and ONE Championship welterweight champion disappointed massively as he got stopped in the first round of the fight. A clean connection from Paul sent Askren to the floor and despite him getting up, the referee decided it was enough to stop the contest.

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Paul managed to make a name for himself with that win. It opened up the door for him to fight other big names of the MMA world. Askren has never been known for having good striking skills. But fans expected his fighting spirit will be too much for Paul to handle. But they were left disappointed, to say the least.

 Jake Paul vs Ben Askren: Fight purse

It was claimed by the Triller fight club that the pay-per-view event had sold 1.5 million pay-per-views. It was the tied 12th most sold boxing pay-per-view of all time according to reports. Revenue of over $75 Million was generated.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)

While it was not revealed how much Paul actually made, one can expect him to take home a hefty percentage of the $75 Million Dollar. Paul got a show money of $690,000. Askren made $500,000 for the same. It was the biggest pay-day of Askren’s career.

However, those numbers are only signing bonuses. Many close to both parties revealed that Paul took home a total sum of $10 Million. Askren, on the other hand, pocketed a whopping $5 Million.

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The astronomical numbers show how much of an impact Paul has already made in his short stint as a boxer in terms of being a draw. One can expect him to make even bigger numbers against a former world champion like Tyron Woodley.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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