On April 17, Jake Paul takes on Ben Askren in one of the most highly-anticipated boxing matches of the year. Early indications suggest JP versus Askren could be the fifth most watched pay-per-view boxing event of all time. On Monday, March 8, fight promoter Triller sent out a press release stating that they’ve decided on a venue. Triller also released what it will cost to watch the event. Check out the particulars regarding April’s Jake Paul versus Ben Askren bout so you can keep planning your bets against their Boxing odds.
Jake Paul Vs Ben Askren: Triller Chooses a Venue
Jake Paul Vs Ben Askren Fight General Info
- When: April 17, 2021
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
- TV / Streaming: FITE.tv PPV
- Boxing Odds: Jake Paul -150 / Ben Askren +110
What is the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta?
If the name Mercedes-Benz Stadium sounds familiar, it should. The NFL’s Atlanta Falcons plays their home games at Mercedes-Benz.
Not only that, but the 2019 Super Bowl happened at the stadium. On multiple occasions, the site has hosted College Football Playoff games and College Football National Championships.
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is big enough to host huge events, which is interesting because only a limited number of people will be in attendance for the April 17 boxing matches. Why the stadium in Atlanta for boxing matches with nobody attending?
In the Triller press release, CEO Robert Kavanaugh is quoted as saying, “Our vision of big fights, big entertainment and world class events can only fit into a world class venue, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium fits that vision. April 17th will have an element of surprise and action for everyone, from music fans to the casual and diehard fight fan. The way we will present the night in this state-of-the-art venue will continue to redefine consumer engagement for a global consumer, with world class partners like iNDemand and FITE joining us not just for this event, but for the others we will have in 2021 and beyond.”
The only thing we can assume is that Mercedes-Benz Stadium had nothing planned for April 17. So why not put on a fight between a former Bellator MMA champion and a YouTube star?
When will the fight-card start and how much does it cost?
The start time is to be determined. Triller said the fight card will last for four hours. Often, the main event on a boxing card happens at 11:00 pm ET.
If that’s the case, expect the fight card to start somewhere between 6 to 7 at night on the east coast. The fights are likely to start between 3 or 4 on the west coast.
Boxing fans who use social media are already cringing at the cost. The price to watch Jake Paul try to knock out Ben Askren is a whopping $49.99.
If nobody tunes in, expect Floyd Mayweather Jr. to consider not fighting either Paul brother. Right now, Floyd insists he’s going to fight Logan first and then Jake after JP beats Ben Askren.
Are there any other fights on the card worth mentioning?
There are, which is why the $49.99 might attract a lot of boxing fans. There’s a great bout between former welterweight champ Regis Prograis and tough Ivan Redkach.
Prograis is 25-1 with 21 knockout or technical knockout victories. Redkach is 23-5-1. Ivan lost his last fight in 2020, but it was against Danny Garcia. Prograis versus Redkach should be great.
Antonio Tarver and Frank Mir box in another bout. Mir is close to being a mixed-martial-arts legend. Tarver beat Roy Jones Jr. twice. Antonio also beat Glen Johnson and went 12-rounds with Bernard Hopkins.
You must decide on your own if you wish to pay the $50 to watch Askren versus JP. The other two fights should help take away the stinging you feel every time you think of the cost.
Prograis versus Redkach will be awesome and both Tarver and Mir are professionals who won’t quit and will fight hard. Stay tuned. We’ll have much more leading up to Paul versus Askren.