Paul vs Askren Fight: Jake Paul takes on Ben Askren tonight in Atlanta and on pay-per-view Fight. Paul (2-0) squares off with Askren, who has never had a professional boxing bout before but is a storied mixed martial artist (19-2-0) and professional wrestler.
Paul vs Askren Full Fight Online
Date: April 17
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium — Atlanta
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Live on: FITE TV (UK)
Live On: FITE TV (US)
Live Stream: Stream here
Jake Paul gets back to the boxing ring this evening to confront previous MMA champion Ben Askren in the headliner of a Triller Fight Club pay-per-see show, what begins at 9 pm ET. Two free sessions will air on Fite TV at 8 pm ET, and we’ll be here from that time with live updates from the show, which will likewise highlight different melodic exhibitions and who knows what else.
You can order the PPV through your cable provider, but if you don’t have cable or you want to watch the fights on your computer, phone, Roku, Firestick, video game console or other connected-to-TV streaming device.
Paul vs Askren Fight Preview
Jake Paul became a viral sensation with his impressive first-round knockout of Nate Robinson in his last outing on the undercard of the Tyson vs. Jones Jr. exhibition. Askren hasn’t competed in combat sports since Oct. 26, 2019 when he lost via technical submission to Demian Maia. Askren announced his MMA retirement a month later.
After months of back and forth, Jake Paul and Ben Askren are finally getting in the ring for their highly-anticipated fight. Askren is Paul’s first legitimate challenger, with the YouTuber previously knocking out fellow YouTuber Ali Eson Gib and retired NBA player Nate Robinson.
Askren has quite the resume, especially in comparison to Paul’s past competition. He is a former NCAA wrestling champion and Olympic wrestler. He recently retired from MMA with a 19-2 record. As for the money from the fight: Paul will make $690,000, while Askren’s pay starts at $500,000. It’s also likely that both will get a percentage of the PPV sales.
Paul and Askren said?
Jake Paul: “I started boxing two years ago and I’m still going to knock his ass out faster than Masvidal. “These MMA guys think because they throw punches they know how to box.
“The world complained because I knocked out a basketball player and not a real fighter. So now I’m giving the people what they want by taking on a ‘real fighter.’
“After Ben Askren is added to my knockout meme collection, what can anybody say?
“Askren has 20-something MMA fights has been in there with Robbie Lawler, he’s a tough guy. I think anyone would have been knocked out by Masvidal’s knee. That knee that landed would have knocked anyone out.