Blended fighting styles seasoned Ben Askren is not thrilled with the boxing capability of Youtube celebrity Jake Paul.
Both are set up to clash in a boxing suit on April 17th, generally occasion of a pay-per-view card from the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
Askren, a previous globe champ with Bellator as well as ONE Champion, relinquished the UFC in 2019.
Paul, that made his professional launching in 2020, is currently 2-0 as a fighter with 2 kos.
Yet he’s yet to defeat a real fighter in the ring.
In his initial spell, he surprised Youtube competing AnEsonGib in one round. As well as last November, he knocked down NBA star Nate Robinson in 2 rounds as component of the pay-per-view undercard to Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones.
“We haven’t seen anything. The level of his competition was so low that it was almost impossible to tell if he is actually good at this,” Askren described to Metro.co.uk.
” If there is one point individuals regard regarding all boxers it’s the strength to handle misfortune in fight as well as we have actually not seen that out of him. I do not assume he was struck hard by either among those men. They were so extremely awful at boxing. So we have not seen anything out of him yet.
” I really did not recognize just how much individuals really did not such as Jake Paul till I listened as well as began paying attention to what individuals were stating regarding him. At finest for me, it resembles half favorable remarks as well as half adverse remarks. That’s my identity. Yet every person freaking dislikes Jake Paul.
“One of the things you have to realize about prize fighting is that the more recognition and scrutiny you can bring to yourself, the faster you are going to move up the ranks. When you look at the job, you have to look at all parts of the job. Is part of the job being good at fighting? Absolutely. But a part of the job is also figuring out how to promote yourself so you can advance much quicker.”