Jake Paul, who turned into a professional boxer last year, will come up against one of the best UFC fighters Ben Askren in an eight-round Boxing match on Sunday. Love him or hate him, there are only a few people in the world who know how to promote a fight better than Jake Paul. The Youtuber turned boxer was one of the reasons why Mike Tyson – Roy Jones Jr fight Crossed more than 1.6 million PPV buys.
After starting as an entertainer on YouTube, Paul has made boxing an even bigger commercial success. He has brought a different set of audiences to the sport since he has over 20 million subscribers on his Youtube channel. Boxing legend Mike Tyson also praised Jake Paul for his contribution to the sport.
Jake Paul was also on the undercard of the boxing event “KSI vs Logan Paul” which recorded a PPV of 1.2 million, which is also ranked 21 on all-time PPV events in the history of combat sports. Considering the hype being built around Paul’s fight against Askren, this duel is likely to end up being the biggest PPV fight of the year.
Paul goes into the fight with a perfect record of 2-0. On the other hand, Ben Askren will make his professional boxing debut. Askren goes into the fight as the favourite because of more experience but both the fighters in a way will come out as winners as both of them are expected to earn a heavy bag.
What are the rewards in this fight?
Jake Paul will earn around $690,000 plus bonuses whereas Ben Askren will make around $500,000 from this fight. Both fighters are confident and believe that they are going to win the fight. Jake Paul has predicted a 2nd or 3rd round Knockout whereas Ben Askren believes he will win by TKO in the 7th round. The fight will take place on 18th April, 6:30 am IST in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Superdome.