Jake Paul is taking on a professional MMA fighter in Ben Askren for the first time in his boxing career
Some predict that Paul can capitalize on Askren’s poor stand-up game
The YouTuber confirms he’s training with UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal
Jake Paul has convinced some personalities in both the internet and combat sports that he can beat Ben Askren in a boxing match.
Following his one-sided knockout win ex-NBA star Nate Robinson last November, Paul is taking his game to another level as by facing a former mixed martial arts (MMA) world champion in Askren.
Paul has often been criticized for not truly possessing legitimate boxing skills. However, the narrative for his upcoming bout against Askren seems to be quite different–with the internet sensation being a favorite to win.
YouTube personality Kavos believes that his fellow influencer has the capacity to obliterate the retired UFC star, pointing at Askren’s subpar striking game.
“Not going to lie Jake has a real shot at beating him. Ben’s stand-up game is very weak. [It] will be interesting ,” Kavos wrote on Twitter.