Jake Paul vs Ben Askren: UK time, fight date, odds, card - and how to watch UFC fighter take on YouTuber

Fight records, height and reach comparisons of Jake Paul and Ben Askren ahead of boxing event featuring performances from Justin Bieber and The Black Keys

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 11:49 am

YouTube personality Jake Paul is set to go toe-to-toe with former UFC fighter Ben Askren.

The duo began a war of words after Paul’s last victory over ex-NBA star Nate Robinson - his second professional fight and win.

The US-held bout will see Askren enter the boxing arena for the first time with 19 wins and two losses to his name from a 10-year pro MMA career.

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YouTube personality Jake Paul is set to go toe-to-toe with former UFC fighter Ben Askren. (Pic: Getty Images)

The build up to the exhibition boxing bout has been shrouded in controversy this week after Paul was accused of sexually assaulting TikTok star Justine Paradise.

Paul denies the claims and says the allegations were designed to distract attention from the fight, adding Paradise’s claim was “100% false” in a statement on Twitter.

When is the Jake Paul v Ben Askren fight?

The fight between Jake Paul and Ben Askren will take place on Saturday 17 April 2021.

What time does the Jake Paul v Ben Askren fight start?

The bout is scheduled for a 2am start (UK time) on 18 April though its start time will be dependent on the rest of the night’s six-fight undercard.

Where is Jake Paul v Ben Askren taking place?

The exhibition bout between Jake Paul and Ben Askren will take place in Atlanta, in the United States, at the 74,000-seated capacity Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Who is on the Jake Paul v Ben Askren card?

With the fight being an exhibition event, the undercard has a unique look about it with people entering the ring from different backgrounds - not just boxing.

British nightclub owner Joe Fournier will go toe-to-toe with Colombian musician Reykon in one of six fights scheduled to take place before Paul v Askren.

Jake Paul v Ben Askren

Regis Prograis v Ivan Redkach

Lorenzo Simpson v Francisco Emanuel Torres

Junior Younan v Jeyson Minda

Quinton Randall v William Jackson

Steve Cunningham v Frank Mir

Joe Fournier v Reykon

Who else will be at the Jake Paul v Ben Askren fight?

The show will include performances by a flurry of pop stars including Justin Bieber and The Black Keys, and will be hosted by Access Hollywood’s Mario Lopez.

The event will also feature the first-ever performance of hip hop supergroup Mt. Westmore, made up of Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort and E-40.

What are the latest odds on Jake Paul v Ben Askren?

Jake Paul appears to be the bookies' favourite to take the win with odds of 4/7 with SkyBet and BetWay, as of 15 April.

The 24-year-old, nicknamed The Problem Child, stands at 6'1" (185cm) and has a reach of 76" (193cm).

Askren, nicknamed Funky, is 12 years older than Paul and is slightly shorter at 5'11" (181cm) with a 71" (180cm) reach.

He is 8/5 to win with WilliamHill and 888sport, with BetFred offering odds of 20/1 of a draw.

How can I watch Jake Paul v Ben Askren?

UK viewers can watch the evening’s entertainment put on by promoters Triller Fight Club on pay-per-view via Fite TV for £19.99.