By now we all know that Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren is happening in the boxing ring this weekend. And we have a pretty good idea as to why this happening. Triller supposedly did gangbusters at the box office last time they had Paul fight, albeit on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.
The bout is probably going to make a lot of people a lot of money and there’s a good chance of some hilarity if either Paul or Askren get knocked out. Even so, this whole thing is a joke. So better to laugh at it than cry.
The latest comedy sketch in this show came with the open workouts yesterday. Askren did his part, as you’d expect, plodding around in front of the cameras hitting pads with reserved gusto. Paul, though, did something a little different - acroyoga.
Check it out:
We’ll see if Paul’s flexibility helps him bob and weave against Askren in the ring on Saturday night. Or maybe we’ll see Askren land a wonder-punch that has Paul folding like an accordion. That would be fun.