YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul is in for the largest examination of his athletic lifestyle on April 17 when he faces former Just one Championship and Bellator champion Ben Askren in a boxing match.
It should be a telling moment for Paul’s seriousness as a boxer. If he can’t defeat Askren, who is a phenomenal athlete and previous champion that relied intensely on his ground techniques, it does not bode properly for Paul’s statements of wanting to be a serious boxer and not just a pugilist of the celebrity ilk.
If Paul defeats Askren on April 17, it could prove that he essentially has some boxing ability and could open up the doorway for even bigger, additional beneficial bouts.
Thus far, Paul has fought 2 times, profitable equally bouts. His opponents haven’t been considerably of a check, nevertheless, as he defeated previous NBA star Nate Robinson on the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. undercard and AnEsonGib, a fellow YouTube sensation. Neither Robinson nor AnEsonGib had boxed professionally prior to their losses to Paul.
In preparing for Askren, Paul has enlisted the companies of UFC star Jorge Masvidal. Apart from remaining one particular of the best welterweights in the UFC and keeping the one particular-off BMF title, Masvidal has the distinction of keeping a record-placing 5-2nd knockout victory around Askren.
No matter whether or not teaching with Masvidal will assist Paul’s probabilities of beating Askren continue to be to be observed. Paul, nevertheless, posted a online video of him schooling with Masvidal, his target staying to much better the UFC fighter’s 5-next time in knocking out Askren.
That most unquestionably would look to a be a stretch too considerably when it arrives to the reality of what Paul could ever hope to achieve in the fight with Askren.
Curiously, Paul not only mentioned that his schooling with Masvidal would make it possible for him to take out Askren in a lot less than 4 seconds, he then took intention at Nate Diaz, who has been angling for a UFC return in 2021.