Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement


Ben Askren has no chance of beating Jake Paul, predicts MMA star Raush Manfio who sparred five rounds with YouTuber

BEN ASKREN has no chance of being victorious in his showdown with Jake Paul, according Titan FC lightweight Raush Manfio.

The former UFC welterweight is set to throw down with the YouTuber in a boxing match on April 17.

Jake Paul (L) is gearing up to face former UFC star Ben Askren in a boxing match
Ben Askren’s chances of beating Jake Paul have been written off by many

Askren’s chances of beating the former Disney star have been written off by many, with several fight fans predicting he’ll suffer a brutal knockout loss.

And Manfio, who has been helping Paul prepare for his latest outing to the ring, only sees the fight going one way.

The Brazilian told MMA Fighting: “I believe Ben Askren can take a punch, but Jake Paul has knockout power.

“If Askren goes in there to trade hands, he’s going down. No doubt. He’s going down.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“[Paul] has a powerful right hand, and he’s getting smarter in the ring, not getting scared or stuff like that, things you learn with time.

“I’m a professional MMA fighter since 2011 and I get mature as time goes by, you understand the sport, but [Paul] has firepower and that’s crucial.


View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Raush Manfio (@raushmanfio)

“In my opinion, what is Askren going to do? For him to win, only if he gets Jake Paul tired.

“But how is he going to get him tired if he doesn’t have heavy hands? How is he going to hurt him? What is he going to do?

“I can only see Jake Paul winning by knockout or points, Jake Paul is far superior. I can’t see one weapon [Askren] can use.

“If he was like a Dan Henderson type of fighter with a powerful overhand, that would be a different conversation.

“[Paul] has knockout power and cardio. Meanwhile, [Askren] might have a chin but doesn’t have firepower to drop him, so I don’t see how Askren wins this match.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Paul, 23, is brimming with confidence ahead of his meeting with the former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight king, so much so he reckons the MMA vet won’t lay a glove on him.

He told ESPN: “Go Google Ben Askren’s striking. Hahaha. It’s not going to go that long, it’s not going to go that long.

“I don’t even think he’ll hit me. I haven’t been hit one time in the face in my past two fights.

“So I haven’t even been punched as pro boxer one time. Nate Robinson landed one body shot in a clinch.

“I don’t think Ben Askren will even hit me. That’s my prediction.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.




PRINCE Naseem Hamed is living up to his regal nickname by becoming a neighbour of the Queen. The ex-world featherweight boxing champ is relaxing...


PAULINA GRETZKY and former world No1 golfer Dustin Johnson wedded last month at a five-star resort in Tennessee. And now Paulina, 33, has treated...

Premier League

MANCHESTER UNITED’S under-23 coach Neil Wood is the shock choice for the Salford City job. The League Two outfit’s Class of 92 owners see Wood...


JAKE PAUL has mocked Conor McGregor with a picture of him crying as he responded to the UFC icon’s appeal for a next opponent....

Horse Racing

A ‘RECKLESS’ racehorse trainer has been fined £23,000 for a serious rules breach. A search of Kieran Cotter’s yard sparked ‘grave concerns’ for inspectors,...

Premier League

WEST HAM close out a fruitful Premier League season against in-form Brighton at the AMEX this weekend. The Hammers drew 2-2 with Manchester City...