The last time YouTuber Jake Paul last climbed into a boxing ring he KO’d former NBA star Nate Robinson in the 2nd round and went viral. Now he’s looking to do it all over again against a proper professional: ex-MMA fighter Ben Askren. They’ll fight on April 17, starting around 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET. Click the below link to watch Jake Paul vs Askren full match live online for free.
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Fight Card
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Who is Jake Paul?
Jake Paul is the brother of Logan Paul. Both are YouTuber online personalities with sizeable followings across almost every social media platform. They initially gained popularity on the now-defunct video platform Vine and Jake Paul starred in Bizaardvark, a show on the Disney Channel.
As of late, both Paul brothers have become well-known for – bizarrely – boxing. Logan Paul boxed fellow YouTuber KSI to a draw in a ludicrously high-profile amateur boxing match in August 2018. Jake Paul fought KSI’s brother Deji Olatunji on the undercard.
After the bout Jake Paul continued boxing and has fought professionally twice, most recently defeating former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s recent comeback against Roy Jones Jr.
Since that contest, Jake Paul has been going back and forth with multiple MMA fighters, including Conor McGregor and his training partner Dillon Danis, but ultimately he’s set up a boxing match against retired UFC fighter Ben Askren.
Who is Ben Askren?
Ben Askren is probably most famous for being violently KO’d by UFC superstar Jorge Masvidal in five seconds, but before that, he was an undefeated fighter and considered among the most effective wrestlers in MMA.
After an incredibly successful amateur wrestling career, Askren became a world champion in two organizations, Bellator and One FC.
He made a UFC run at the end of his career, but by then was carrying a number of chronic long-term injuries. He ultimately retired as a result of those injuries.