Again in April, Askren took on YouTube star Jake Paul in a professional boxing match. Going into the bout, Askren didn’t have a single boxing match whereas Paul was 2-0. Many nonetheless questioned how Paul would fare as the 2 victories had been over fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib and former NBA participant Nate Robinson. Paul ended up stopping Askren through first-round TKO.
Woodley and Askren are longtime coaching companions and mates. “The Chosen One” will meet Paul in August in a professional boxing match. The bout will air stay on Showtime PPV.
Belfort, who hasn’t had many kind things to say about the Paul brothers, is now taking purpose at Woodley and Askren. He informed MMAFighting.com that the 2 former MMA world champions aren’t good representatives on the planet of boxing.
“I simply assume they’re the worst illustration of MMA. These guys that you just simply talked about, I can struggle all of them in a single evening. I’ll put them out. They can’t even survive two rounds with me, these MMA athletes which can be representing us in boxing.”
Belfort has discovered his method in the entire YouTube crossover craze. He was expected to face Internet personality Tarzann on June 19 in an exhibition boxing match. The occasion has been pushed again to August 14 after headliner and boxing light-weight champion Teofimo Lopez examined optimistic for COVID-19.
What do you make of Vitor Belfort’s feedback about Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren representing MMA in boxing?