Ben Askren opens up on fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr after Jake Paul bout

Ben Askren faces Jake Paul
Ben Askren of the US, poses at a gym in Phnom Penh on May 15, 2014. Askren visited Cambodia on May 15, as part of his five city Asia media workout tour to talk about his upcoming fight. Askren will make his ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) mixed martial arts debut in the main event of ONE FC: HONOR & GLORY, which is set to take place in Singapore on May 30. He will be facing top European contender Bakhtiyar Abbasov in a bout set to pit two of the best welterweights in the world against each other, according to ONE FC. AFP PHOTO/TANG CHHIN SOTHY (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP via Getty Images)

Ben Askren does not fancy fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr after taking on Jake Paul

YouTuber-turned-professional-boxer Jake Paul will be taking on former UFC fighter Ben Askren in a boxing match on April 17th, 2021.

The two have been engaged in a war of words since it was announced and the stakes for the fight have been raised this week after Floyd Mayweather Jr stated that he would be up for fighting Jake Paul if he beats Askren.

Mayweather, of course, was primed to fight Jake’s brother, Paul Logan, in February this year. That fight was postponed due to various reasons, but Money says that it will be happening this year.

Ben Askren says he is not up for fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Ben Askren says he is not up for fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

In an Instagram post, he revealed that he would be fighting exhibition matches this year. One would be against Logan, and one could be against Paul, if he manages to trump Funky.

Askren, as he loves to do, has butted himself in the conversation by stating that he would be fighting Pretty Boy after he’s done with beating Jake Paul.

Funky tweeted , “No after I beat up @jakepaul I will not box @FloydMayweather , that is shenanigans”.

Ben Askren has Jake Paul to focus on before thinking of a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr

Askren has a good sense of humour and he would most likely be joking here. But, the fight between him and Mayweather is not in a realm of impossibility.

If Money is willing to take on the Paul brothers, there is no reason why he would not be in for a bout against Askren. Just how badly Askren would lose is a different story.

Nevertheless, Askren and Jake Paul have each other to face before they can turn their attention to other big fights.

Jake Paul will be up against Ben Askren in a boxing match later this year.
Jake Paul will be up against Ben Askren in a boxing match later this year. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Askren might be a former Bellator champion, but all it takes inside the ring is one big punch to the face.

While the wrestler has been training hard for the Jake Paul boxing match, he was quick to say that this wasn’t a return to regular fighting.

Askren is coming off a serious hip injury and had to go under the knife. However, he added that he could take up fights if they were special, something that the Jake Paul one is.

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