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Jake Paul is in for a LONG evening if he downplays Ben Askren’s hanging within the ring … so says his coaching accomplice CM Punk, who tells TMZ Sports activities the ex-UFC star’s gonna silence the doubters this weekend!!
36-year-old Askren is placing on the boxing gloves for the primary time in his profession for the large Triller Struggle Membership occasion on Saturday… with people questioning whether or not the previous wrestling and MMA champ’s preventing expertise can translate to a W over the 3-0 YouTuber-turned-boxer.
Enter Punk — who educated with Askren for years at Roufusport MMA Academy in Milwaukee — and he tells us persons are critically underestimating Funky’s hanging.
“I feel so,” Punk tells us. “However, I feel it’s straightforward to do. It’s straightforward to take a seat in your sofa and say that Ben isn’t a striker.”
Punk explains why he’s not nervous about Ben’s lack of boxing expertise … saying “he’s a embellished athlete at a really, very excessive stage in two totally different sports activities. Mindset and mentality is a giant factor once you’re preventing and Ben has that in spades.”
Punk — a former WWE Champion and UFC fighter — admits Askren ain’t gonna appear to be Muhammad Ali on the market … however thinks he’ll be capable of adapt to the totally different guidelines and safe the win.
“I do know lots of people are counting him out, however I don’t assume anyone ought to be shocked if he wins.”
As for Ben … we all know he ain’t nervous about taking Jake within the ring OR the streets … saying he may “do a murder” if he noticed him out in public.