We are just one week away from Jake Paul’s boxing match with Ben Askren and the trash talk has hit an all-time high.
Paul, who blew the roof off the combat sports world with a blistering one-punch KO finish over Nate Robinson back in Nov. 2020, is warning Askren that he’ll suffer the same fate when the two meet on Apr. 17 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Paul and Askren have already come face-to-face during a pre-fight press conference last month and that nearly ended in a brawl (watch the replay HERE). They do not like each other and have been jawing back-and-forth ever since their boxing match was announced. Paul has been the catalyst, but “Funky” is a savvy veteran capable of landing some punches on the microphone, too.
Earlier this week, Paul took the bad blood to an entirely new level by involving Askren’s family. In a warning to Askren’s kids, Paul claims he’s going to leave “Funky” in a pool of blood when they meet next weekend on PPV.
“You think this is a f—king game, you think is a fun payday, you think this is a way to get clout and you might be right,” said Paul in a video message shown on a recent episode of Logan Paul’s podcast. “I promise April 17 will be the worst day of your f—king life. Just as I asked Nate Robinson’s kids not to watch the fight, I will ask your kids to do the same. So, Ben Askren’s kids, wife, please don’t watch this because your dad will be bloodied, unconscious on the f—king canvas (on) April 17. I don’t want you to see that.
“I mean, you already saw him get knocked out in five seconds by Masvidal,” Paul continued. “Your kids are probably going to school getting made fun of because their dad got knocked out in five seconds. Then, he’s going to get knocked out by Jake Paul. So, please leave them out of this.
“You f—ked up, Ben by taking this fight. April 17, I promised my team, my family, my brother who is there right next to you right now, I promise to make you go down as history as the world’s worst UFC fighter. You are dumb as f—k, bro,” Paul concluded. “April 17 I will show the world how big of a bitch you are. I will make you my bitch. I f—king promise that.”
Despite having a limited combat sports background Paul is a sizeable favorite to defeat Askren next weekend in Atlanta. That’s because Paul has dedicated himself to the art of boxing over the past few years and Askren is more known for his grappling. The former UFC fighter has been improving his own striking game over the past few months, but it may not be enough to get past the bigger, younger, and more brash Paul.