Jake Paul will proceed his unlikely journey as a boxer together with his third skilled fight. But this time his opponent is an precise fighter and never a fellow YouTuber or an NBA participant.
On April 17, Paul will face retired combined martial artist Ben Askren in an 8-round fight that can headline Triller’s Fight Club on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Since beginning his boxing profession, Paul has gone 2-0 with each victories coming by the use of knockout towards AnEsonGib and Nate Robinson. Neither fighter had ever stepped right into a boxing ring previous to going through Paul. Former Bellator and ONE FC champion Askren hasn’t had knowledgeable boxing match, both. However, he is had a profitable 12-year MMA profession and has confronted off towards among the greatest within the sport.
It would be the first time that the supremely assured Paul has confronted anybody with any preventing expertise whereas Askren goals to silence the large mouth of the social media celebrity.
Here are the betting odds that will help you together with your choice.
All odds courtesy of FanDuel.
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Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren odds
- Jake Paul: -190
- Ben Askren: +148
- Draw: +2000
Although Paul has solely two fights with neither of his opponents making it out of the second spherical, oddsmakers imagine that he has proven sufficient within the boxing ring to get by an opponent that’s not recognized for his putting. Paul sits as a -190 favourite, which suggests it might take a guess of $190 to achieve a return of $100. As for Askren, his 12 years of combined martial arts expertise does not imply a lot. The two-time NCAA Division I nationwide wrestling champion has unbelievable grappling credentials however hasn’t confirmed a lot when it comes to his boxing capability. For that cause, he rests as a +148 underdog towards the YouTuber. A wager of $100 would earn a $148 revenue do you have to select to guess on Askren to return out victorious.
Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren prediction
Say what you need about Jake Paul, however the 24-year-old YouTuber is taking his coaching very significantly. And though he hasn’t confronted a high quality opponent, he is proven an excellent jab, some stable energy and seems to be basically sound. As for Askren, regardless of being a champion in two MMA promotions and a stint within the UFC, the world-class wrestler merely is not an excellent boxer. He had three fights within the UFC and two of them occurred with out him touchdown a single strike. Granted, one was a five-second loss to Jorge Masvidal but it surely speaks to his one-dimensional method to the fight sport.
Askren has loads of expertise as a fighter but it surely will not assist him towards Paul except he can present some drastic enchancment in his putting. Keep in thoughts, Askren has by no means knocked out an opponent when each had been standing up. All 12 of his MMA finishes have come together with his opponents on the bottom as a consequence of his superior wrestling. Unfortunately, wrestling is not part of boxing and Askren can be requested to make use of his least refined talent set towards an opponent who has been coaching primarily on this self-discipline for three years.
He could also be annoying to some, however do not let that cloud your imaginative and prescient on who will win this fight. Askren can take a punch and will press Paul if the fight will get into the later rounds. However, he is in a completely completely different world towards an opponent who does not like him and can purpose to take him out early. One means or one other, the YouTube star will see his hand raised and pursue one more large payday and a step up in his opponent after defeating Askren.
Sporting News choose: Jake Paul (-190)