A much-hyped boxing event takes place on Saturday, April 17th in Atlanta, Georgia. Here’s how to watch the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight in the UK.
YouTuber and recently professional boxer Jake Paul will be fighting against the MMA champion Ben Askren at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Atlanta, Georgia.
This fight marks Jake Paul’s third professional fight, while Ben Askren, also known as “Funky” retired from Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in 2019.
After back and forth on social media, Funky has decided to fight the YouTuber. Here’s how to watch the much-discussed fight in the UK.
How to watch Jake Paul vs Ben Askren in the UK
Only 200 fans will be able to attend the fascinating event in person, while others can watch the fight on live streaming platforms.
Jake Paul’s fight against Ben Askren will take place on Saturday, April 17th in Atlanta at 9 p. m. EST. US fans will be able to live stream the fight with pay per view tickets on Triller Fight Club.
UK viewers will be able to watch the pay-per-view fight live on the digital streaming service, FITE TV, at a cost of £17.
The UK time of the fight is slightly unconventional as 9 p.m. EST is 2 a.m. the next day in the UK.
So, the fighting event will take place on Sunday, April 18th at 2 a.m. on FITE TV for the UK, while the actual fight between Paul and Askren isn’t expected to start any earlier than 4 a.m.
Undercards and performers of the fight
The much-hyped event will last long hours, as it will feature some very popular performers and six undercards getting underway.
The performers confirmed to perform on the night of Jake Paul and Ben Askren’s fight are Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Major Lazer, Diplo, the Black Keys, as well as the new hip-hop supergroup Mt. Westmore, which features Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too Short and E-40.
The undercard fights are:
- Regis Prograis vs Ivan Redkach
- Steve Cunningham vs Frank Mir
- Joe Fournier vs Reykon
- Lorenzo Simpson vs Francisco Emanuel Torres
- Junior Younan vs Jeyson Minda
- Quinton Randall vs William Jackson
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