the numbers to prove that Askren’s shot at the internet star

by Morris
Published: April 15, 2021 (4 weeks ago)

Performances will include Justin Bieber, The Black Keys, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Diplo, Major Lazer, and First-Ever Performance and World Premiere of Hip Hop Supergroup Mt. Westmore: Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort, and E-40.YouTube star Jake Paul and retired MMA competitor Ben Askren will do battle on Saturday night as part of Triller’s four-fight pay-per-view card live from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.


How to watch Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren, Triller fight card, music appearances, start time, live streaming info The fight that everyone has been talking about for months will take place this weekend between newly found boxer Jake Paul and former MMA champion, Ben Askren at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. These two have engaged in social media and in-person battles leading up to this day and this will be sure to be an event you won’t want to miss.


We have you covered from the fight card to the music performances and all the live streaming information you’ll need to catch the action on Saturday.While some folks will just be interested in the fight card, the music they have put together for this event is unheard of including some of your favorite artists.


The festivities are set to kick off around 8 p.m., with the pay-per-view portion beginning at 9 p.m. The show also includes musical performances by Justin Bieber, The Black Keys, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Diplo, Major Lazer and Mt. Westmore (Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort and E-40 performing together for the first time), and looks to take a more “cinematic” approach to how boxing is presented.


Full fight card

Jake Paul (2-0) vs. Ben Askren (19-2 MMA, boxing debut), cruiserweight

Regis Prograis (25-1) vs. Ivan Redkach (23-5), super lightweight

Steve Cunningham (29-9-1) vs. Frank Mir (18-11 MMA, boxing debut), heavyweight

Joe Fournier (8-0) vs. Reykon (rapper making his boxing debut), light heavyweight


How to watch Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren

You can order the pay-per-view for $49.99 at The full fight card is also available via major cable and satellite TV providers such as DirecTV, Verizon, Spectrum, Dish Network, and more.


If you’re not located in North America, you can also order online from FITE and watch on any computer, tablet, streaming dongle or smart TV. There are mobile apps available from Download the free FITE mobile apps from the Apple App Store or on Google Play.Jake Paul vs Ben Askren tops Triller Fight Club live on PPV from Atlanta


YouTuber Jake Paul and retired mixed martial artist Ben Askren square off in a boxing match at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, April 17, which makes it Sunday, April 18 in Australia. The scheduled for eight round cruiserweight contest headlines the fight card live on pay-per-view.Paul (2-0, 2 KOs) is coming off the win by knockout in the second round against NBA vet Nate Robinson. Prior to that he TKO’d AnEsonGib in Round 1.


Askren (0-0) is a former Bellator MMA and ONE Championship welterweight champion. After a pair of defeats inside the UFC Octagon he retired from mixed martial arts, and is now set to make his pro boxing debut.


The co-main event is a ten-round battle between form WBA light heavyweight champion Regis Prograis (25-1, 21 KOs) and Ivan Redkach (23-5-1, 18 KOs, 1 NC). Also on the card a six-round matchup between former WBO cruiserweight title challenger Steve Cunningham (29-9-1, 12 KOs) and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (0-0), and a light heavyweight contest between Joe Fournier (8-0, 8 KOs, 1 NC) and Reykon. The full Paul vs Askren undercard can be found below.The brains behind the operation is Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of billion dollar film company Relativity Media, who have produced over 250 movies.


Kavanaugh entered the boxing business with a boom last November, bringing heavyweight icon Mike Tyson, 54, out of retirement.


And on the undercard, Paul, 24, became a viral sensation after knocking out ex-NBA point guard Nate Robinson, 36.


The nostalgia of Tyson’s first fight in 15 years and Paul’s army of fans helped the spectacle event sell 1.6m PPVs.


But Kavanaugh claimed he has the numbers to prove that Askren’s shot at the internet star will surpass those figures and smash at least 2m box office buys.


He told SunSport: “We run some analytics and statistics on our fights in terms of what we project it will do.


“I actually project this fight will be in the top five all-time pay-per-views, more than Tyson.
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“A lot of variables go into our AI that’s running but what we look at is the social activity and the type of audience.”In Jake’s case, you’ve got a guy that when you analyse the amount of interactivity that he’s getting socially on the content he posts, you basically know that he and that fight is already good for about 1.5m buys.


“Then, you take the fact that Askren brings an MMA audience with him that others don’t, meaning it’s a steeper audience.


“We haven’t announced our undercard yet but we have some pretty awesome fights on that card that will excite even the highest of boxing purists.


“Then you add on all the music talent like we had last time and we’re shooting it a whole different way.


“When you add each of those components we don’t see how we do under 2m buys.”


Paul made his professional boxing debut in 2020, having won an exhibition bout in England in 2018.


He quickly recorded two KOs in as many fights, firstly against online rival ‘AnEsonGib’ and then Robinson.


Paul has since emerged as one of the most polarising characters in boxing after just 12 months in the sport.Despite not yet beating an opponent with fighting experience, he called out UFC pair Conor McGregor, 32, and Nate Diaz, 35.


With 20MILLION YouTube subscribers behind him, and PPV interest to back it up, the ex-vlogger has promised to become ‘the future of boxing’.


And Kavanaugh reckons if Paul can convince his masses of fans and followers to support his boxing career, he can be good to his word.


He said: “Boxing was not an under 30s sport it was an over 30s sport.


“So what I would say is that he might become the face of boxing, not because everyone in boxing says he’s the face of boxing, but he brings a whole other audience to boxing.


“When I say the ‘face’, if he brings a million people with him to the buys, a lot of them were not buyers of boxing before.”


Despite Paul’s promise as a PPV attraction, he is yet to test himself against a challenger with a background in fighting.


That will change in just under two months, when he faces Askren, who won titles in Bellator and ONE Championship before joining the UFC in 2019.