Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Prediction: WWE Legend Booker T Reveals his Pick

Published 04/17/2021, 11:33 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 26: Jake Paul (L) and Ben Askren face off during a news conference for Triller Fight Club’s inaugural 2021 boxing event at The Venetian Las Vegas on March 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul and Askren will face each other in the main event that will take place on April 17, 2021, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Former UFC star Ben Askren will take on YouTuber Jake Paul in a boxing match on April 17th, 2021. The world is waiting with bated breath as one of the most prolific fighters in the world takes on a Youtuber who is also a talented boxer. Taking note of the hype, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T recently gave his prediction for the upcoming fight.

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Booker T predicts who will win Ben Askren vs Jake Paul

ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 30: WWE Wrestler Booker T attends WWE’s 4th annual WrestleMania art exhibit and auction at The Egyptian Ballroom at Fox Theatre on March 30, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

On a card that features Frank Mir vs Steve Cunningham and Regis Prograis vs Ivan Redkach, Jake Paul vs Ben Askren has generated the most mainstream news. Despite Askren being a feared UFC star, Jake Paul is the favorite. On his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T gave his thoughts on the fight.

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“I think that’s gonna be good, man. I think it’s gonna be a good fight for me because I’m banking on Paul going out there and pretty much getting Ben Askren out of there. It’s gonna be a fun night no matter what.

“He used to be a world champion fighter. I mean, come on. You know, Roy Jones Jr used to be a world championship fighter. I can’t say that about him today. It’s a lot of guys that’s been world champions. I’ve been a six-time World Champion, you think I can go out there and run with those guys today?”

Fair to say, Booker T has chosen Jake Paul to walk away with the big win this Saturday.

The WWE legend thinks Jake Paul will humble Askren

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Booker T has picked Jake Paul to win the bout purely based on his boxing skills. He praised Paul as well, and ridiculed Askren, claiming his stance and boxing ability will be laughed at.

Ben Askren has never been touted for his boxing skills, for his stand up, pugilistic prowess. That’s just never been his MO. So Ben Askren, compared to, you know, Jake Paul; I’ve watched Jake Paul go out and perform, and the guy knows how to handle himself. He’s got talent; I don’t care if you ran at him in a bar; he’s a guy that looked like he can handle himself.”

Will Booker T’s prediction come true? Will Jake Paul beat Ben Askren, or will the UFC legend add another scalp to his list?

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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