Jake Paul and Ben Askren face each other in a Triller Fight Club card to be held in Atlanta. The famous YouTuber will be in the ring for the third time as a pro after two successful fights so far, while the former MMA fighter heads to his first professional appearance in boxing. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about this bout, such as storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
The YouTube star has been looking forward to this fight after two good first challenges in which he got the win by knockout. Paul seemed to be very confident ahead of his third fight, even though it is believed that his next opponent will be tougher than his previous rivals.
Askren has fighting experience in Mixed Martial Arts with a successful career, being champion both in Bellator and in the ONE Championship, and he also appeared in UFC. The 36-year-old will be taking part in professional boxing for the first time after back and forth with Paul on social media.
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren: Match Information
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Time: 9 PM (ET)
Location: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren: Time by State in the US
ET: 9 PM
CT: 8 PM
MT: 7 PM
PT: 6 PM
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren: Storylines
Jake Paul has already taken part in two fights as a pro so far. The first one was against another YouTuber, AnEsonGib, whom he beat in the first round after a technical knockout on January 30, 2020, in Miami. Months later, the YouTube celebrity faced former NBA player Nate Robinson on November 28 and once again won by KO, this time in the second round.
Paul didn't hold anything back ahead of those fights and neither he did it before the upcoming one. He challenged Ben Askren being extremely confident on his chances to beat the former Bellator and ONE Welterweight Champion. The former mixed martial artist, though, seems to be a tougher rival for Paul, due to his successful background. Anyways, Askren's lack of experience in professional boxing could be an opportunity for Paul.
How to watch or live stream Jake Paul vs Ben Askren in the US
The bout between Jake Paul and Ben Askren that will take place today, April 17 at 9 PM (ET) will be broadcasted in the US on pay-per-view by FITE TV.
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have already made their predictions ahead of this fight, and the YouTube star who became a professional boxer seems to be favorite. FanDuel has given odds of -192 to Jake Paul, while a Ben Askren win would result in a +150 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.