When will Jake Paul fight Ben Askren, where can you watch it and will Paul face Conor McGregor?

Paul is looking to continue his professional career with a win over former UFC welterweight Askren before trying to secure a showdown with one of combat sport's elite.

Jake Paul returns to the ring this weekend.

Rather than sticking to YouTube, the older brother of Logan Paul is lacing up a pair of gloves once again and is seeking his second win in another crossover bout against former MMA star Ben Askren.

Askren has previously fought in Bellator and more recently Dana White's UFC. He is also a former wrestling champion and will make his professional debut against Paul.

Paul's second fight ended in controversy as he knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson in brutal fashion, leaving the boxing fraternity questioning the California State Athletic Commission for allowing the fight to take place.

Nate Robinson required oxygen after being knocked out by Jake Paul
Nate Robinson required oxygen after being knocked out by Jake Paul

The contest was on the undercard of Mike Tyson's exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. and is believed to have been a big factor in making the Thanksgiving pay-per-view event generate 1.2 million sales in America.

When will they fight?

A war-of-words between the duo started in 2020 soon after Paul left Robinson unconscious and requiring oxygen. The pair will collide on April 17 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Paul, who has also defeated fellow social media star AnEsonGib, has been backed by UFC star Leon Edwards to 'chin' Askren.

"He's going to get knocked out, I'm serious," Edwards told talkSPORT.

"It's going to be bad for MMA, man! I don't know who agreed to this. I don't think it's going to be good for MMA and he's going to get chinned.

"But, it's going to be funny to see."

What are the odds?

Paul is the overwhelming favourite to beat Askren with Betfair.

Paul to win - 8/15

Draw- 18/1

Askren to win - 6/4

Paul to win between rounds one to two is 4/2 while an Askren win inside the distance via TKO or KO is 5/1. You can get odds of 100/1 for Paul to be knocked down in round six and win by knockout in round seven.

Who does Jake Paul want to fight next?

If Paul backs up his claims and overcomes Askren then there is one name that he wants and one name only.

That one name is Conor McGregor. The 24-year-old had previously suggested an offer of $50million would be made for the Irishman before reducing it to just $10,000 following his rematch defeat to Dustin Poirier.

"If you told me three years ago that this is what I would be doing: Headlining a global pay-per-view event in my third fight ever; breaking a pay-per-view record in my second fight ever; I just wouldn't believe you," Paul told ESPN.

"So, to gauge where this could possibly go in one to two to three fights... This could become four times as big in two fights from now.

"I think my ultimate goal is to knock out someone like a Nate Diaz and/or a Conor McGregor. And, you know, just to make history, man. And just to have fun doing it."

Where can you watch Paul vs Askren?

The fight will take place on Triller - the same app which had the rights for Tyson vs Jones Jr on pay-per-view for $49.99 and can also be ordered through Fite TV.

The amount of money on offer could tempt Floyd Mayweather to return to the ring, according to Relatively Media's CEO.

"For the right price we would definitely do that. If Jake wins this fight it makes a big difference," Ryan Kavanaugh told the Sun.

"He would have beat one of the best fighters there is, he may not be the best boxer, we don't know, but he's a real fighter.

"If Jake then calls for a big fight, he has a little more credibility to do it. If Jake wins this fight, he can go to major fights, a Mayweather-type thing," Kavanaugh added.

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