If you are looking for Ben Askren vs Jake Paul preview, you came just to the right place. We here at Knup Sports have prepared a special in-depth preview of this match. The former UFC fighter, Ben Askren, will be taking on Youtuber Jake Paul at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. This will be a boxing match in the Cruiserweight division and will be eight rounds. This fight will get a lot of attention and may turn some viewers away from the Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum fight.
Ben Askren has been a professional MMA fighter for his whole career and he will be making his debut in the boxing ring. On the other hand, Jake Paul will be fighting for the third time in the boxing ring. There was a lot of hype going into this fight due to the funny interview where Jorge Masvidal had to chime in to take another jab at Ben Askren.
BEN ASKREN PREVIEW
Ben Askren (19-2-0) in his MMA career, will be making his boxing debut. Askren TKOs on his MMA record but never got a one-shot knockout in the UFC. he also has six submissions on his resume but has no use in the boxing ring.
When looking at Askren’s career, Askren was a champion in Bellator and One FC, before heading over to the UFC. Askren’s first win in the UFC was an easy one as he submitted Robbie Lawler in the first round. However, things never were the same for the star as Jorge Masvidal landed the famous flying knee, which knocked Askren unconscious in five seconds.
After recovering he fought Damian Maia but was outstruck 69-63, which resulted in Askren getting submitted. Askren averaged a fight time of a bit over ten minutes in 22 bouts.
Askren retired on November 18, 2019, and had hip surgery. He may not have gotten a full hip replacement but this could be a factor, but he should have an advantage in terms of clinching, cardio, and being able to defend the punches as Askren has been dodging punches his whole career.
JAKE PAUL PREVIEW
Jake Paul (2-0) is making his third appearance in the boxing ring as a YouTuber while he is trying to further his career in boxing. He has two knockouts in his short career but was very quick.
The first one was against another YouTuber named AnEsonGib, which he won by TKO in the first round. The next fight was against former NBA player Nate Robinson and had a noticeable height advantage in the match. Jake Paul turned Nate Robinson into a meme as he knocked out Robinson cold.
With Jake now headlining the main card against Ben Askren for the first time, it will be interesting to see how much money this PPV generates this weekend. Also, Paul picked one of the worst strikers in MMA as a test of how legitimate he is or how seriously he takes the sport.
Jake Paul’s average fight time is a little bit above three minutes as he has only trained for two years. Jake Paul’s cardio might be tested as the fight may go a little longer than he would like.
BEN ASKREN VS JAKE PAUL PREVIEW – FINAL THOUGHTS
Ben Askren’s sparring did not look great as Askren has not fought in two years, but Jake Paul may lose power in his punches if the two fighters go over three rounds. Jake Paul can end the fight sooner, but if the fight goes into the later rounds, Ben Askren should have the advantage.