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Ben Askren beating Jake Paul would be ‘public service’: Freddie Roach


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Coach Freddie Roach mentioned that Ben Askren beating Jake Paul can be a ‘public service’.

The pair are set to struggle Saturday on pay-per-view within the newest crossover occasion involving the YouTube movie star.

Askren is a former MMA fighter who retired from the self-discipline and has undergone hip surgical procedure. UFC President Dana White organized a coaching session for his former fighter with Roach, who believes Askren will beat Paul. White has predicted the identical factor.

Roach informed “I do share Dana’s confidence. I’d actually like Ben to win this struggle, and I’ll be tuning in to observe it. I can’t see Jake sustaining the tempo Ben can be dictating. And as soon as Jake begins to decelerate, Ben will punish him.

“Ben is a professional and finisher. That comes from expertise at an elite degree. What has Jake Paul discovered from the extent of opposition he has confronted? Ben knocking Jake Paul on his a– can be a pleasant YouTube spotlight.

“I informed Ben that beating Jake Paul can be greater than a victory, it might be a public service. Ben has loved success at an elite degree towards opposition that’s far superior to the opponents Jake has confronted.

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“Ben is aware of this and it ought to give him huge confidence going into this struggle. Ben’s energy and conditioning are miles forward of Jake. Ben simply must crowd Jake.

“If Ben fights like Joe Frazier, he’s going to win like Joe Frazier. Ben will must be on the assault always. I feel it is going to be an thrilling struggle.”

Roach defined how the assembly with Askren took place and the way they used their time collectively to organize for the bout.

“I acquired a name from my pal Dana White who requested if I might work with Ben to organize for his struggle with Jake Paul,” Roach mentioned. “I had hoped it might be a full camp, however Ben was solely in a position to spend one week with me at Wild Card.

“Ben got here out in mid March and we labored collectively for six days. We made probably the most of our time collectively. He sparred on his first day at Wild Card adopted by 12 rounds on the mitts.

“Not many fighters can try this on their first day within the health club. He labored his tail off all week. He has spectacular energy in his punches and his conditioning is off the charts.

“I don’t assume Jake will have the ability to sustain with Ben a lot much less hold Ben off of him. Ben and I labored on controlling the tempo of the struggle, controlling the gap between him and Jake.

“To me, these two elements are essential for Ben to succeed. Ben was a fast research and picked up on the whole lot I confirmed him.”

Roach additionally steered that Paul rethink focusing on a struggle with Tommy Fury, pointing to his weaknesses.

“Jake has jab and he throws lengthy punches. Ben will must be a boss contained in the ring, push him round and set up his floor, then crowd him. That may take away Jake’s energy,” Roach mentioned.

“Jake is inexperienced. He’s a product of fine matchmaking. And, sure, Jake has a number of weaknesses we’ll exploit, and, no, I can’t share these weaknesses earlier than the struggle.

“I feel it’s loads safer for Jake Paul if he sticks with exchanging phrases as a substitute of punches with Tommy Fury.”


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