Retired MMA star Ben Askren will be making his debut in the world of professional boxing against Jake Paul this month and it remains a highly-discussed topic. Tensions between the two have reached the next level and they constantly take shots at each other.
Ben Askren has already proven that he has great wrestling skills, but his striking skills have left much to be desired. However, fans were certainly impressed to see Askren’s prowess after seeing his work on the mitts at the recent open workouts.
However, it seems Jake Paul didn’t think much of it. While speaking on The Schmozone, Paul wasn’t impressed with Ben Askren’s striking skills and went on to call him a ”mitt warrior.”
“I think he’s very square, has too much weight on his front foot, and doesn’t punch like a pro. He’s a mitt warrior is what it looks like, and I call them mitt warriors because they look good on the mitts and their coach has the mitt and is like, smacking their punches. The guy isn’t even punching, it’s actually the coach hitting – so, I call them mitt warriors.”
Jake Paul is scheduled to face Ben Askren tomorrow at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia under the Triller Fight Club banner. There is certainly a lot of stake for both competitors and we will have to see who will ultimately come out on top in tomorrow’s match.