A popular red-hot boxing match – good or bad – between YouTube star Jake Paul and former MMA champion Ben Askren will finally take place this week after months. Also on the card, s super lightweight Regis Prograis vs Ivan Redkach; heavyweight MMA Bad Boy Frank Mir vs Steve Cunningham; and Joe Fournier vs Reykon.
MMA Fighting Schedule
Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren
Prograis vs Redkach
Cunningham vs Mir
Reyko vs Fournier
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Time: 9:00p ET/ 2:00a BST
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia – United States.
A popular red-hot boxing match – good or bad – between YouTube star Jake Paul and former MMA champion Ben Askren will finally take place this week after months.
For Paul, it will be his third professional fight but for the first time, he will fight a “real fighter” for former Bellator and ONE Championship champion Askren, who made his debut boxing career. Askren, a former Olympian national champion and teammate, retired from the MMA tournament in late 2019 after three fights with the UFC where he went 1-2.
Paul, 24, said he saw Askren, 36, as a good opponent to show he valued his boxing career. The two had been embroiled in a war of words on social media and in the face of it for months.
Here’s how to watch Paul vs. Askren, with the return of former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir in his boxing match, and everything you need to know about the Triller Fight Club event. Jake Paul is determined to show the world that he will be more than a celebrity boxer this weekend, by entering the ring with UFC veteran and Olympic fighter Ben Askren. The duo will face off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta on Saturday night as well as a star-studded entertainment list all comprised by Triller Network and Emmy winner and producer Bert Marcus.