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Jake Paul vs Ben Askren Opening Odds on FanDuel Sportsbook Reveal Early Favorite for April Boxing Match

Jason Schandl
Jake Paul v Ben Askren opening betting odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Jake Paul v Ben Askren opening betting odds from FanDuel Sportsbook. / Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Fresh off a November knockout win over ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, Jake Paul's next boxing match is set.

Paul will be taking on former UFC Welterweight and 19-2 pro MMA fighter Ben Askren on April 17.

FanDuel Sportsbook has posted opening odds for the fight.

Paul vs Askren Odds

Jake Paul has opened as a -158 favorite, while Ben Askren is a +124 underdog. Askren has much more experience in the combat sports world, having won both the Bellator and ONE FC Welterweight Championships before coming to the UFC in 2019, but his style has never been striking-heavy.

Before competing in MMA, Askren was one of the most dominant NCAA Division I wrestlers of all time, and he also competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Now retired from MMA, Askren's biggest highlight in the UFC was his infamous 5-second knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal — the fastest loss in UFC history.

Paul has one amateur and two professional boxing matches to his name, and he is 3-0, with all three wins having come by KO/TKO.

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