Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Confirmed For April 17 PPV

Marina Bay Sands /Singapore - Nov. 22, 2017. Ben Askren at the ONE FC "Immortal Pursuit" press conference.

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Jake Paul’s return to the boxing ring is now official, and his opponent is an established former mixed martial artist.

On Tuesday, ESPN.com confirmed that Paul will be facing off against former Bellator and One Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren on April 17 live on pay-per-view.

The bout will be an 8 round pro boxing match.

“I know Jake Paul is enjoying pretending he is a fighter,” Askren told ESPN. “I think on April 17 he is going to have a rude awakening to what being a fighter is really like.

“Jake has led a privileged life and doesn’t really know what the meaning of being a fighter is. I’m going to put his dreams to an end.”

Paul vs. Askren will serve as the main event. The full fight card has not been announced at this time.

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