Jake Paul vs Ben Askren predictions

On April 17, at the arena "Mercedes-Benz Stadium" (Atlanta, USA), a boxing show will be held under the auspices of the league Triller Fight Club, where the main event will be a fight in the weight category up to 90.72 kg, between a popular American youtuber, Jake Paul, and his compatriot, former MMA champion in the One Championship and Bellator promotions, Ben Askren.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Jake Paul vs Ben Askren

Jake Paul

Popular American video blogger and actor, gained worldwide fame in 2013, works on the video platform Vine. In 2018, he took the second place in the ranking of the highest-paid bloggers on YouTube (revenue was more than $21 million). In the filmography of Jake Paul, roles in the television series "Paige and Frankie", "The Price is Right", as well as several films.

Paul found a new hype on the wave of popularity of boxing shows with the participation of former world sports stars and personalities with media weight. Such fights began to bring serious financial dividends to the organizers and participants, often exceeding the income from the fights of existing professional fighters. The first experience Jake received on 30.01.2020, when he knocked out a colleague "on the shop floor", the Briton Ali Ason Gib. 28.11. 2020. Paul held the 2nd fight, this time against the former NBA basketball player, Nate Robinson, and again distinguished himself with a bright victory (knockout in the 2nd round).

Jack is 24 years old, a native of Cleveland. Boxing in a left-handed stance, height 185 cm, arm span 193 cm. The nickname "Difficult child". The older brother, Logan, also known as a YouTube blogger and showman, held 1 boxing match (lost to blogger KSI, in November 2019) and announced a new fight, against the legendary Floyd Mayweather.

Ben Askren

The 36-year-old former MMA champion in the prestigious One Championship and Bellator promotions, Ben Askren (born in Cedar Rapids, USA), finished his professional career in 2019, after 2 consecutive defeats in the UFC league.

The basic wrestler (the champion of the USA in free-style wrestling, the participant of the Olympic Games in Beijing) spent in MMA tournaments (debut in February, 2009) 22 fights, having won 19 victories (12 ahead of schedule), lost twice and 1 duel was declared invalid. From April 2010 to July 2013, he competed in Bellator (won the welterweight title and made 4 successful defenses), from May 2014 to November 2017 - in One Championship, where he also became the champion of the welterweight division and defended the title three times.

In the asset of "Funky" (Askren's nickname) victories over such famous fighters as Lyman Good (USA, former Bellator champion), Jay Chiron (USA, former IFL champion), Douglas Lima (Brazil, current Bellator champion, 3-time winner of the promotion Grand Prix), Carl Amoussou (France, Cage Warriors champion), Robbie Lawler (USA, former UFC champion).

Askren is right-handed, height 178 cm, arm span 183 cm. Before the first boxing match in his career, he held training sessions in the hall of the famous specialist, Freddie Roach.

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren predictions

ODDs from download 1xbet

Paul is the favorite among bookmakers – his victory is estimated by a bet with a coefficient of 1.66. You can bet on Askren with a coefficient of 2.458 in the 1xbet app.

Totals Prediction on Jake Paul – Ben Askren

Loud statements of the scandalous YouTube blogger that he will "kick the ass" to the former world champion in mixed martial arts, cause only a smile. If Jake manages to earn his fee without serious damage to his health, then he can be congratulated on the successful completion of the"experiment".

The arguments that Askren is "no" drummer and can only fight, could be taken seriously if it were a question of his confrontation in the octagon, with professional fighters, and even then, with great reservations. In Ben's track record, almost every third victory was won by knockout and technical knockout, and" under the distribution " fell not bloggers and basketball players, whose victories Jake Paul is proud of, but serious pros who perform in the strongest leagues of world MMA.

Technically, Paul looks like the favorite:
  • 12 years younger;
  • Has in "baggage" 2 duels according to the rules of professional boxing (both won by knockout);
  • The advantage in anthropometry (7 cm higher and 10 cm more arm span).
To some extent, the interest in the fight was "fueled" by the bookmakers, who put Askren as an underdog, and the president of Bellator, Scott Coker, who said that Paul has chances in a boxing match (this was said with a certain amount of irony). And, for example, Dana White (president of the UFC), did not hide the real opinion and publicly announced that he would bet $1 million on the victory of his former fighter.

According to media reports, Askren will receive the largest fee for the upcoming fight in his entire professional career and will probably work it out, stretching the show, at least for half of the planned format.

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