Jake Paul vs Ben Askren date: UK start time, how to watch and undercard as YouTuber takes on UFC star

The exhibition bout between YouTuber Jake Paul and UFC star Ben Askren is coming up this month.

Paul is continuing his contentious foray into professional boxing following his shock win over ex-NBA player Nate Robinson last year.

Paul and Askren will meet in a boxing match in April

Paul and Askren will meet in a boxing match in April

In the aftermath of that win, Paul and Askren began their war of words and that evolved into their confirmed fight.

The bout – and the bizarre undercard before it – will take place at the incredible 79,000-seater Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Justin Bieber and Snoop Dogg will perform as part of a star-studded line-up on the night.

Paul v Askren: Date and how to watch

The exhibition event will take place on Saturday 17, April and is being held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

UK fans can expect the action to get underway after midnight with Paul v Askren slated for around 5am.

It will be live streamed on social media site Triller in the USA at the price of $ 49.99. FITE TV will broadcast it in the UK and it’ll cost £17.

Paul v Askren: Undercard

The undercard will feature a unique mix of fights including British millionaire nightclub owner Joe Fournier facing Colombian reggaeton musician Reykon.

Meanwhile, former WBA super-lightweight champion Regis Prograis and ex-UFC heavyweight star Frank Mir will also be in action.

  • Jake Paul v Ben Askren
  • Regis Prograis v Ivan Redkach
  • Steve Cunningham v Frank Mir
  • Joe Fournier v Andres Felipe Robledo Londono

The rivals clashed at the press conference

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The rivals clashed at the press conference

Paul v Askren: What’s been said?

Jake Paul: “I started boxing two years ago and I’m still going to knock his ass out faster than Masvidal.

“These MMA guys think because they throw punches they know how to box.

“The world complained because I knocked out a basketball player and not a real fighter. So now I’m giving the people what they want by taking on a ‘real fighter.’

“After Ben Askren is added to my knockout meme collection, what can anybody say?

“Askren has 20-something MMA fights has been in there with Robbie Lawler, he’s a tough guy. I think anyone would have been knocked out by Masvidal’s knee. That knee that landed would have knocked anyone out.

“But these MMA guys, just because they throw punches they think they can box.

“This is why I’m confident in my ability to destroy this guy. They have no head movement, they’re slow, they aren’t going to the gym every day and boxing.”

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