Jake Paul Has Edge Over Ben Askren in Boxing Tilt

Published on January 26th, 2021 5:26 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

The upcoming boxing match that is making the headlines features a popular star and an ex UFC fighter. Earlier today, Jake Paul announced that he would be taking on former MMA fighter Ben Askren in his next professional boxing match.

This came after Paul unsuccessfully tried to lure Conor McGregor into a fight, promising the MMA superstar a lucrative payday to do so.

In McGregor's place will be Ben Askren, who is probably best known for getting flattened by Jorge Masvidal in one of his last MMA matches.

Ben Askren is widely regarded as one of the worst strikers to ever fight in the UFC, as he relied heavily on his wrestling to win matches.

Askren's wrestling will be no help against Jake Paul, as this will be a boxing match and not a wrestling match.


Jake Paul is 2-0 in his professional boxing career, with his most recent win coming against former NBA player Nate Robinson.

Askren, on the other hand, is making his boxing debut.


According to multiple offshore sportsbooks, Jake Paul is the clear favourite to win this fight.

Here are the current betting odds as of this moment:

Jake Paul, -175
Ben Askren, +145

*courtesy of major offshore sportsbook


On one hand, Ben Askren is regarded as having some of the worst striking abilities in the history of the UFC.

On the other hand, he is a professional fighter, while Jake Paul is just getting started as a boxer.

At the very least, this is a smart opponent for Paul, as it will generate interest from the mixed martial arts community as well, which will help the PPV buy rate.

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