Remember back in the day when two morons you didn’t like started fighting each other on the playground? It was the greatest, since at least one of them was going to get hurt. Consider the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight tonight the adult version of that. The only thing that could make it better is if you also make money while watching two idiots fight. That is why betting on boxing or MMA is the absolute greatest. It feels like the most pure, old school version of sports betting. It’s almost Olympic Coliseum-esque.
Let’s go over how to watch the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight, give betting odds, props, the stream link and our official prediction for the fight.
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Stream, Fight Info and Start Time
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Fight Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium — Atlanta, Georgia
Stream: Click Here (will be live closer to fight)
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Fighter Comparison
|Weight||200 lbs||200 lbs|
|Last Fight||140 days||539 days|
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Betting Odds and Props
All odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook
- Jake Paul (-177)
- Ben Askren (+130)
- Jake Paul by KO, TKO or DQ (-112)
- Jake Paul by Points (+600)
- Ben Askren by KO, TKO or DQ (+375)
- Ben Askren by Points (+350)
- Tie (+1200)
Winning Group of Rounds (Round for Fight to End):
- Paul – Rounds 1-2 (+300)
- Paul – Rounds 3-4 (+375)
- Paul – Rounds 5-6 (+800)
- Paul – Rounds 7-8 (+1600)
- Paul – After 8 (+600)
- Askren – Rounds 1-2 (+1600)
- Askren – Rounds 3-4 (+1300)
- Askren – Rounds 5-6 (+1600)
- Askren – Rounds 7-8 (+2500)
- Askren – After 8 (+350)
Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Prediction
Jake Paul continues his tour of boxing people who have never boxed. Say whatever you want about Paul, but he is actually a decent fighter. Sure, he may have the most punchable face on the planet, but are we really trusting Ben Askren to punch said face? Askren has had a successful 12-year career as an MMA fighter, but he has never knocked any of his opponents out while upright. His striking will need to be much improved for Askren to have any kind of chance.
Can either fighter take a punch? This is a legitimate question, despite it being a professional boxing match. Paul has faced zero competition thus far, and Askren is most known for getting knocked out in five seconds by Jorge Masvidal. Again, Askren’s striking leaves a lot to be desired, and he will need to take chances in close to land any significant strikes anyways. While he is a more legitimate fighter than Paul has faced, Paul should be able to land plenty of strikes, and he is a powerful guy.
If Askren can take the fight to later rounds, he may be able to really press Paul. However, I don’t expect it getting there. Askren will get caught a couple times early. I don’t think it will lead to a result quite like the Masvidal fight, but it will be too much around the Round 3-4 mark.
Prediction: Jake Paul (-177), Paul by TKO (-112), Paul – Rounds 3-4 (+375)