Ben Askren trolled for 'slow' training video as MMA star is taught how to punch before unleashing on Jake Paul heavy bag

BOXING fans believe Jake Paul will have little to worry about after Ben Askren uploaded training footage online.

Askren, a former UFC star, is making his debut as a pro boxer when he takes on Youtuber Paul on Saturday.


Paul, 24, has fought twice previously and won his fights against fellow internet star AnEsonGib and basketball player Nate Robinson.

And fans believe the American could make it a hat-trick of victories after seeing Askren's lack of punching power.

A video posted to Youtube via Fight Hub TV sees the 36-year-old initially being told to throw a couple of combos with some pad work.

But he appears to lack coordination, power and technique.

The second clip shows Askren laying into a punchbag with Paul's face emblazoned on the front.

The former Bellator champ is then working on the pads but by this point, fans had seen enough.

One commented: "This man literally dominated MMA promotions his entire career without knowing how to punch."

Another said: "It’s hard to believe someone with so many years of fighting experience as Ben can look like a guy who just stepped into the boxing gym 6 months ago."


A third added: "The beauty of Askren's flat feet is that they compliment his slow hands perfectly."

Although some fans believe this could be a ploy by Askren to make Paul head into the ring overconfident.

One said: "I really hope Ben is doing this to throw Jake off and make him underestimate him."

A second wrote: "If Ben is pretending to learn how to Throw a normal punch for the first time then he deserves an Oscar. His acting is really really good."

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