From decorated fighters, iconic artists, and social media celebrities, the Ben Askren vs Jake Paul broadcast will see entertainers of all kinds on April 17.
The April 17 boxing event headlined by former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren and internet sensation Jake Paul is starting to be finalized as the musical acts and broadcast team has been announced. As is expected from Triller boxing events, the fights themselves are only part of the attraction as musical performances are also part of the pay-per-view broadcasts.
Earlier in the week, it was announced that a group featuring Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort and E-40 would be part of the festivities. The night will also feature performances from Justin Bieber, The Black Keys, Doja Cat, Mt. Westmore, Saweetie, Diplo, and Major Lazer. If the first Triller event is any indication, it is expected that all the artists will perform multiple songs from their catalog in-between the bouts throughout the night.
It was recently announced that the broadcast team will see the return of Snoop Dogg to the commentary booth. Anchoring the play-by-play action will be veteran boxing experts Al Bernstein, Mike Coppinger, and Ray Flores. The boxing pundits will be joined by several entertainers in SNL veteran Pete Davidson, TikTok stars Dixie and Charlie D’Amelio, and Victoria’s Secret Angel Taylor Hill.
The main event has drawn the intrigue of the combat sports world as it awaits to see if the younger and faster Paul can overcome the older and previously grappling focused Askren in a pure boxing match. Furthermore, the card will see former UFC champion Frank Mir take on Steve Cunningham.
The current fight card is as follows with possible preliminary bouts to be announced:
Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren
Regis Prograis vs. Ivan Redkach
Steve Cunningham vs. Frank Mir
Joe Fournier vs. Reykon (Music Artist)