Combat sport’s latest tour de farce is finally here! On Saturday YouTuber and wannabe tough guy Jake Paul will box former MMA champ Ben Askren (who is making his boxing debut).
There’s been plenty said ahead of this one and now it’s time to put up or shut up. But before Askren has the chance to shut up Paul, both men have to weigh in. And who knows what goofiness could happen on the scale for an event like this.
Paul and Askren are competing at cruiserweight, which means they will not be able to weigh in at more than 190 lbs. That shouldn’t be too hard for Askren, who spent his career competing at no more than 170 lbs. The larger Paul’s two previous contests were also at cruiserweight.
Also on the card is former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir taking on a former IBF cruiserweight champion in Steve Cunningham. There is a sprinkling of legit boxing on hand, too, with 25-1 Regis Prograis meeting 23-5-1 (1 NC) Ivan Redkach.
The official weigh-in stream starts at 6 PM ET. It can be viewed below, courtesy of our friends at MMA Fighting.
Jake Paul (190.5) vs. Ben Askren (191)
Regis Prograis (143) vs. Ivan Redkach (142)
Steve Cunningham (206) vs. Frank Mir (276)
Joe Fournier (187) vs. Reykon (178.5)
Junior Younan 171,5() vs. Jeyson Minda (171.5)
Quinton Randall (149) vs. William Jackson (144)