If you are a social media follower or even a fight-sports fan, you might be well aware of the event that will take place this weekend when young YouTuber Jake Paul will take on veteran fighter Ben Askren. Our boxing betting experts have reviewed this unusual boxing event and provided their predictions and tips.
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Betting Tips | 04:00 am Sunday, 18th April 2021
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Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Predictions & Tips
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If you don’t know much about Jake Paul, you might see him as a rather arrogant person that doesn’t have much chance. That would be wrong. In fact, if there is someone that is not taking this bout too seriously, that’s Askren. The 2008 Olympic wrestler believes to be on a different level in the fight against Jake, but let’s remember that boxing is not the same as MMA. Askren has never been particularly famous for his ‘hands’, and despite having recorded several KO’s in his career, punching someone from the mount position on the mat, it is not the same as doing it to someone on your feet.
From what we have seen, we believe that Paul has better boxing skills, and this is where the value lies in this market. Paul is younger (24 years of age), is a bigger man and also in decent shape. Against fellow YouTubers, he has won the first two matches, the second of which by KOs.
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Who will win Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight?
Askren recent form has been shaky, to say the least. In 2019 he was defeated in just five seconds by Jorge Masvidal, although we have to say that his MMA career has been decent. But, boxing is a different thing, and he is also an ageing fighter who has been inactive for a while, as the last fight was in October 2019. Paul, on the other hand, had both his boxing bouts in 2020.
So we have an old, overconfident and not-skilled Askren, which is unlikely to prevail here. Paul has power and likes to get the job done early: we have never seen the controversial influencer go past two rounds, and we believe this trend is set to continue. Ben has had 21 professional MMA fights in his career, but lately, he has been inactive and mainly dedicated to social media promotion rather than training. Paul to win by KO looks the best bet here.
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