Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Fight Odds, Betting, Date, Records, Predictions & Picks
We're just a day away from the most anticipated fight of the year where YouTube sensation Jake Paul faces former UFC star Ben Askren in a boxing ring.
Is the fight a freak show or the start of something special? Your answer to that question depends on your views on Jake Paul and the media circus around him. Whatever your view we have all the information that you need to get informed ahead of the fight.
If you've been following OddsChecker over the past few weeks we've reguarly updated you with the odds movements for the fight. Ever since the market opened with Jake Paul a -280 it has been a wild ride. A week ago the odds for the two fighters drew level for the first time.
It's very close though and we wouldn't be surprised to see them change once more.
|Fighter||Opening Odds||Current Best Odds (Click to bet)|
Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Betting
The public betting on the fight has been very interesting. Since the market opened we've seen the majority of the bets being on Ben Askren. 49.82% of all bets on the fight since opening have been on the MMA star.
Over the past week, aligning with Jake Paul's odds shortening we've seen public betting swing toward the YouTuber, with 56.85% of all bets in the past 7 days being on Jake Paul. In the past 24 hours that figure has risen to a huge 67.2% of bets. With the draw also being a popular wager it means that Ben Askren has accounted for under 30% of all bets in the past day, something we'd have not expected previously.
|Outcome||Public Betting Since Market Opened|
|Jake Paul Win||46.93%|
|Ben Askren Win||49.62%|
|Outcome||Public Betting Past 24 Hours|
|Jake Paul Win||67.2%|
|Ben Askren Win||29.6%|
What date is the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Fight?
We're exactly one week away from fight night. The fight is set to take place on April 17.
What time is the fight?
With the ring walk being at 9:00 pm ET, don't be surprised if this gets pushed slightly back throughout the evening though, as is customary with big fight cards.
Where to watch the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight?
There is only one place to legally watch the fight and that is Triller Fight Club. The fight won't come cheap though but you'd expect that with a PPV. The fight can be purchased for $49.99, via the Triller Fight Club app.
The fight between Paul and Askren will also be streamed globally on Fite TV.
Ben Askren Fight Record
Without question Ben Askren is the much more accomplished fighter in this event. Askren is a world-class grappler, a two-time NCAA national champion while attending Missouri and a FILA Grappling world championship win. He isn't known as a great striker and that'll be a concern. Despite that he's a better boxer than anybody Jake Paul would have bet so far in his short boxing career.
Throughout 22 professional MMA bouts Askren has racked up a 19-2 record, including one no contest. He’s finished 12 fights, six of which came via KO/TKO.
Our UFC expert James Lynch produced this video detailing Ben Askren's fight profile and it's an essential watch if you want to learn more about the former UFC man.
Jake Paul Fight Record
Jake Paul has only fought in two professional boxing bouts and won each by knockout, leaving him with a 2-0 record.
Paul’s first victory was against AnEsonGib, another YouTuber. Paul knocked out the British YouTuber out in Round 1, setting the stage for his next fight against former NBA player Nate Robinson. He knocked out Robinson in Round 2 with a highlight reel blow, something he seems to have taken as a sign that he is the new Mike Tyson.
Who Will Win In Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren?
Nobody knows the outcome to the fight yet but our experts have had their say.
Our boxing handicapper has written an in-depth preview of the fight which you can read HERE. Likewise our UFC expert James Lynch has filmed the preview below with MMA coach Tyson Chartier.
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