The night is finally here. Jake Paul, YouTube star and 2-0 professional boxer, will take on former UFC fighter, Olympian, Bellator and ONE champion, Ben Askren. The card takes place tonight live on FITE.tv. In addition Paul and Askren, the fight card provides musical performances and several other events and boxing matches. Get the PPV on FITE below.
Headlining the card is Jake Paul, the Problem Child. He’s fighting Ben Askren who is an Olympic wrestler and has experience at the highest levels of mixed martial arts. The fight has been hyped and drawn criticism from boxing fans and fans around combat sports as a whole.
But, also on the card, and a better match from a boxing viewpoint, is a fight from former super lightweight champion, and Louisiana native Regis Prograis taking on Ivan Redkach. Prograis was the champion and ran through the World Boxing Super Series until he ran into Josh Taylor in a fight of the year candidate. Prograis held the WBA and WBC Diamond World Super Lightweight title.
Also on the card is the boxing debut of former UFC champion Frank Mir as he takes on Steve Cunningham. Cunningham replaces Antonio Tarver, who had to pull out the fight. Cunningham fought last in 2017 and has a plethora of champion level experience. He’s fought Krysztof Glowacki, went to a draw with Antonio Tarver, and of course Tyson Fury himself. Cunningham has held the IBF World Cruiserweight title as well.
Also on the Triller event will be musical acts from Justin Bieber, The Black Keys, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Diplo, Major Lazer and a new supergroup debut called Mt. Westmore. Fans of hip hop will love Mt. Westmore who consist of Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort, and E-40.
Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Live Results
Jake Paul defeats Ben Askren by TKO in round 1
Regis Prograis defeats Ivan Redkach via technical decision
Steve Cunningham defeats Frank Mir via unanimous decision
Junior Younan defeats Jeyson Minda via unanimous decision
Quinton Randall defeats William Jackson via unanimous decision
Joe Fournier defeats Andres Felipe Robledo Londono via retirement in round 2
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