Polarizing YouTube sensation Jake Paul will make his third appearance as a professional boxer this weekend when he takes on UFC veteran Ben Askren in the first Triller Fight Club event of 2021.
Paul, aka âThe Problem Child,â just picked up an impressive knockout victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson in November 2020. However, it will arguably be the biggest challenge of his relatively short career to date.
At the start of last year, the 24-year-old made his professional boxing debut against fellow YouTuber Ali “AnEsonGib” Loui Al-Fakhri, dropping his British rival three times en route to a first-round stoppage. Her brother Logan Paul, who is also a social media influencer, was lost by split decision to online personality KSI in 2019.
He now faces a more experienced opponent in Askren, a veteran and MMA champion with multiple promotions including Bellator and ONE Championship. The 37-year-old has officially announced his retirement from MMA after consecutive losses to Jorge Masvidal and Demian Maia.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to buy and where to watch Jake Paul vs Ben Askren:
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When does Jake Paul vs Ben Askren?
The Jake Paul vs Ben Askren main event is scheduled for 4 a.m. on Sunday April 18, 2021 in the UK, although the exact time is subject to change and depends on the length of other undercard fights / musical performances, with the main card should start around 2 a.m.
Where does Jake Paul vs Ben Askren take place?
The fight will take place live from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
How to watch Jake Paul vs Ben Askren
In the UK, the Paul vs Askren card is broadcast live exclusively on an online streaming site FITE TV at a cost of Â£ 17.
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren full fight card / undercard
Regis Prograis vs. Ivan Redkach
Steve Cunningham vs. Frank Mir
Joe Fournier vs. Reykon
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Stats / Breakdown
Fighting record (boxing): 2 fights, 2 victories, 2 victories by KO, 0 defeat.
Fighting record (MMA): 22 fights, 19 wins, 6 by KO, 6 by submission, 2 losses, 1 without contest.