YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul holds a 2-0 record early in his professional career, but his two victories came against fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib and former NBA player and Slam Dunk Contest champion Nate Robinson — not exactly elite competition.

So, here’s the big question: How will Paul handle someone with legitimate combat experience? We will find out Saturday night when Paul faces retired mixed martial artist Ben Askren at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Before you dismiss Paul’s chances of winning, keep in mind he has been training hard and shown some serious boxing skills. Plus, as Sporting News’ Andreas Hale points out, Askren is known more for his wrestling than his striking.

“This is boxing versus MMA, and you’re going to see the difference,” Paul said during a press conference last month. “You’re going to see the difference of a wanna-be fighter, a guy who choked in the Olympics, a guy who choked in the UFC, and now a guy who is going to choke against Jake Paul. I’m going to end this guy’s career.”

Can Paul deliver on his promise? Or will Askren silence the cocky internet sensation?

Here’s everything you need to know about watching the Paul vs. Askren battle.

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Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren PPV price: How to watch on FITE, Triller

The Paul vs. Askren pay-per-view can be purchased in the United States for $49.99. Boxing fans can watch the fight by ordering through FITE.TV, Triller Fight Club or a cable or satellite TV provider. 

What time does Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren start?

  • Date: Saturday, April 17
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PST

The Paul vs. Askren fight card is expected to start at approximately 9 p.m. ET on Saturday. There are three other fights that will be held before the Paul vs. Askren bout begins.

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren card

  • Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren; Cruiserweights
  • Regis Prograis vs. Ivan Redkach; Junior Welterweights
  • Steve Cunningham vs. Frank Mir; Heavyweights
  • Joe Fournier vs. Reykon; Light Heavyweights

Jake Paul record and bio

Nationality: American
Born: January 17, 1997
Height: 6-1
Reach: 76 inches
Total fights: 2
Record: 2-0 (2 KOs)

Ben Askren record and bio

Nationality: American
Born: July 18, 1984
Height: 5-10
Reach: 72 inches
Total fights: 22
Record: 19-2-1 (6 KOs, 6 submissions, 7 decisions as MMA fighter)





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