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Paul vs. Askren Fight Week Megathread (from Heavies please do not merge)

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by JayPettryMMA, Apr 12, 2021.

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Who wins the boxing match on Triller on April 17?

Poll closed Apr 17, 2021.
  1. Jake Paul (2-0, 2 KOs Box)

    29.9%
  2. Ben Askren (19-2, 1 NC MMA, 0-0 Box)

    50.1%
  3. No one cares

    20.0%
  1. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    Please direct your attention to the Official Round-by-Round thread of Paul vs. Askren here!




    You want to talk Askren/Paul in the heavies? Fine. This is the thread for it, and just keep the conversation all confined to this thread. Other threads started about this boxing match in the heavies will be merged into this one.


    The event will take place on April 17 in Atlanta, in front of a limited crowd at the Mercedez-Benz Stadium.













    So, who wins? Will you be paying $50 for this pay-per-view?

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  2. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    I didn't think I'd be excited for this fight in the slightest, but here we are.
     
  3. Zebra Cheeks Sweet Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Y...you’re excited?
     
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  4. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    For some bizarre reason I am.
     
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  5. Askren’s chin Purple Belt

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  6. Carrotman23 Of Rivia

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    Enjoy the spectacle ! Come on , it's not even a little bit funny to see Askren got knocked out by a YouTuber in boxing ?
     
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  8. Volador Black Belt

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    Despite all the cynicism and the fact that this is indeed a circus fight, the idea of how a shitty MMA striker compares to an amateur boxer with limited skills is kinda intriguing.

    What is the bottom floor of striking shittiness that you can get away with in a fight if you're a good grappler? Are the shittiest strikers we see in high level MMA better or worse than weekend warriors with a couple years of boxing training? I tend to think Ben will get clowned, but I'm rooting for him. I have no clue about who these Paul brothers are, but the other parts pique my curiosity a little.

    Still a shit show though, and I expect a 3 hour broadcast plagued by Justin Bieber performances.
     
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  9. jeskola Purple Belt

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    There are no more Heavies, and forum description is "Discuss UFC, former WEC, former Strikeforce and former Pride events here." Get this boxing circus sideshow thread out of here! and yellow card for @JayPettryMMA !
     
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  10. Brodie Green Belt

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    JP destroys Askren

    You may not like it, but this is the new face of the fight game.

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  11. The Chosen Black Belt

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    Ben Askren is probably the absolute worst striker to ever reach the highest levels of MMA, and I don’t even believe he was truly a top 15 talent in the UFC. MMA striking is very different than pure boxing so not much can be gauged or learned here.
     
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  12. kalabula Red Belt

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    Haha. Right there with ya. Not proud of it either.
     
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  13. Zebra Cheeks Sweet Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I’m honestly rooting for Ben for the sole purpose that I don’t want this the fuel the call out flames. If Jake Paul wins itll be another UFC fighter....To me it feels like he’s gonna go in and KO Askren then call someone out.
     
  14. DivineMind Banned Banned

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    Paul by decision. Askrrn gets knocked down a couple times but survives, and even starts to look better towards the last couple rounds. But Paul will have locked in enough rounds by then to win.
     
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  15. Broad Blade Black Belt

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    I got Jake sadly...
     
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  16. Carrotman23 Of Rivia

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    Great point . Plus there's the additional intrigue of teh lolz
     
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  17. Eric Silva 2.0 Purple Belt

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    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Poser Caust Purple Belt

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    How come nobody talks about Ben Askrens boxing defense ?
     
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  19. rear naked ankle pick not very good poster

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    Rooting for modern day Ben "Joe Frazier" Askren, undefeated boxing legend

    Lets go, Ben!
     
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  20. 91 seconds Sideburn Fedor is 31-0

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    I know Jake is an A-level douchebag and youtuber, I just can't see myself ever favoring Ben Askren in a boxing match unless it's against women, the elderly, or the disabled. Preferably all 3 to be somewhat confident.
     

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