Jake Paul mocked Ben Askren for turning up on the weigh-in with a ‘beer stomach’ forward of their highly-anticipated combat on Saturday night time.
YouTuber Paul and former UFC star Askren will go head-to-head after months of trash discuss in an authorized eight-round boxing match on the Mercedes-Benz Enviornment in Atlanta.
Paul, 24, is 2-Zero as knowledgeable boxer, however has solely overwhelmed a fellow influencer and a former basketball participant.
Nevertheless, Askren was a revered grappler in MMA, not identified for his hanging, and that is his first boxing match aged 36.
It’s why many have Paul down because the favorite at Triller’s loopy occasion, and people odds may’ve bought even shorter after yesterday’s weigh-in.
Paul tipped the scales for the cruiserweight bout at 191.5lbs, whereas Askren weighed-in at 191lbs – however the pair had been in noticeably totally different form.
Regardless of being joined on stage by a robotic, the YouTuber reduce a much more lean and critical determine than the informal MMA star, who appeared much less chiselled across the edges.
Paul mentioned: “I see a man who’s underestimating me. I see a man who mentioned, ‘I’ve to take a s***’ within the faceoff.
“I don’t suppose he makes it out of two rounds. Have a look at the man. He’s bought a beer stomach. Clearly, he didn’t take coaching camp severely, and all of us did the speaking. We did the leisure s***. However now it’s time to let the fists fly.”
Askren, who had earlier berated Paul and his workforce for interupting legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer, fired again with a jibe of his personal.
He mentioned: “The opposite factor, individuals advised me, however I didn’t notice till I bought so shut, however that hairline’s shifting again actually rapidly.”