The former Bellator and ONE Champion Ben Askren has confirmed to the mass media that he would be 100% ready to take on Jake Paul on April 17th.
Ben Askren stated it at the latest press conference he attended for promoting the upcoming PPV boxing match against Jake Paul.
It is not a new thing that the MMA Fighters cross over to boxing to meet other opponents from other disciplines. But there were also some fighters who lost in the debut such as Anderson Silva, Israel Adesanya, and Mike Perry. And then, McGregor lost to Floyd Mayweather back then.
But it is going to be different because the respective fighter’s opponent is coming from a different domain. The fighters are looking to grab the memorable win.
For Ben Askren, it will be a meaningful victory no matter who is the opponent. Askren also added that boxing training is the easiest sport he’s ever done in his life. Of course, it is much easier for him to train in boxing than MMA. For the respective fighter, boxing is literally easier than anything else. Jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, muay Thai, and other disciplines have more learning curves and stressors.
Askren also liked the training since he discovered a lot of new things. And he has been well with it. Boxing is so much easier than MMA, at least it is what Askren has been thinking.
In MMA, one would need to think about the takedown, clinching the opponent, kneeing, kicking, punching, elbowing, and so on. MMA is where a good amount of information revolves around in just a split second.
The chances might be more challenging for both fighters because they are still amateur boxers. Askren has been training for around three months. Logically speaking, it is a short time preparation for welcoming something big happening in the future of his career.
But we’ll come to get the moment of truth. It is something that most Askren’s fans will rarely see because we can’t expect this to be a long-term show.
In the official press conference, Askren also stated that he was not going to be a full-time boxer. Since he got an interesting opportunity to try new stuff while earning some experiences, why not? He is going to take the advantage of it.
It is also a great opportunity for Askren fans to see the rare gems on the boxing ring beside the octagon itself.
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