Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Live: You probably wouldn’t have guessed one of the most hyped boxing fights of 2021 would involve YouTuber Jake Paul. But here we are as Paul gets set to take on former MMA star Ben Askren on Saturday, April 17 at 9 p.m. EST.
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Live stream: You probably wouldn’t have guessed one of the most hyped boxing fights of 2021 would involve YouTuber Jake Paul. But here we are as Paul gets set to take on former MMA star Ben Askren on Saturday, April 17 at 9 p.m. EST.
With a voiceover provided by Triller co-owner Snoop Dogg, the new video teases the main event clash that will pit Paul against Askren in a boxing match between the YouTube celebrity and the former UFC contender.
“Ben’s gonna have to kill me to win the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight,” Paul promises during the new commercial.
While he only has two professional bouts on his resume against opponents without any previous boxing experience, Paul is currently a slight favorite to win the fight that headlines Tiller’s latest pay-per-view offering.
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren: Undercard
The undercard will feature Jake Paul vs Ben Askren a unique mix of fights including British millionaire nightclub owner Joe Fournier facing Colombian reggaeton musician Reykon.
Meanwhile, former WBA super-lightweight champion Regis Prograis and ex-UFC heavyweight star Frank Mir will also be in action.
Subject to change, order to be confirmed
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren
1.Regis Prograis v Ivan Redkach
2.Lorenzo Simpson v Francisco Emanuel Torres
3.Junior Younan v Jeyson Minda
4.Quinton Randall v William Jackson
5.Steve Cunningham v Frank Mir
6.Joe Fournier v Andres Felipe Robledo Londono
The main event between Paul and Askren is expected to start around 9 p.m. But you’ll get a barrage of big-name music performances first from Justin Bieber, Diplo, The Black Keys, Doja Cat, Major Lazer and Mt. Westmore, a new West Coast rap supergroup featuring Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40, and Too $hort.
Many believe this is the fight where one of the Paul brothers – both Jake and Logan have turned to celebrity boxing – can finally prove they’re serious athletes. What’s interesting is that Askren isn’t much of a boxer himself. Despite fighting at the top levels of MMA, Askren was primarily a wrestler. In fact, Paul is the favorite among oddsmakers heading into the fight.
Celebrities will also be in attendance, including Pete Davidson (on commentary), Mario Lopez, model Taylor Hill and TikTok stars Dixi and Charli D’Amelio. It’s all part of fight company Triller’s brand of combining music, celebrities and boxing into one giant spectacle.
Askren will be coming out of retirement to face Paul after they got into a heated war of words over Twitter. The former Olympic wrestler will be boxing professionally for the first time in his career, although his combat sports history includes title reigns in both Bellator and ONE Championship.
The upcoming Thriller Fight Club card will also feature a number of musical performances including Justin Bieber and The Black Keys during the four-hour card that will air live on traditional pay-per-view outlets on cable and satellite as well as FITE TV online.
In the aftermath of that win, Paul and Askren began their war of words and that evolved into a confirmed fight.
The bout – and the bizarre undercard before it – will take place at the incredible 79,000-seater Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren: Date and how to watch
The exhibition event will take place on Saturday, April 17, and is being held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
UK fans can expect the action to get underway after midnight with Paul v Askren slated for around 5 am.
It will be live-streamed on the social media site Triller in the USA at the price of $49.99. FITE TV will broadcast it in the UK and it’ll cost £17.
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren: What’s been 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.
Final Word about Jake Paul vs Ben Askren
The upcoming Paul vs. Askren card will take place on April 17 from the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta with the card airing live on pay-per-view through in-demand for $49.99 with international sales directed through FITE TV.