Jake Paul Training With Jorge Masvidal For Ben Askren Fight

LOS ANGELES - APR 29: Jake Paul at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA

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

Earlier this week, 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.

And in preparation for his fight against Askren, the YouTuber is calling on a former Askren opponent to help him out.

Paul has spent some time in the gym with UFC star Jorge Masvidal, who scored a viral flying knee knockout over Askren in just five seconds. While speaking of his time with Masvidal, Paul said he hopes to knock Askren out even quicker than Masvidal managed to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1ISesckCKU

“We’re here in Miami training,” Paul told ESPN MMA. “I wanted to channel Masvidal’s energy since he’s in Florida. I’m linking up with Masvidal tomorrow. He’s gonna help me train for this fight and hopefully I can knock Ben out faster than Masvidal did.

“I know it seems like a lofty goal but if I can get under 4.9 seconds then I can break his record.”

Good luck with that.

In his last appearance inside of the ring, Paul viciously knocked out former NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner Nate Robinson on the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. pay-per-view.

We’ll have to see if he can find the same success against a real fighter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSJ-Ud_WsZQ

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