There is a new phenomenon in boxing, and it is coming to Atlanta this weekend.
The cross-sport matchup between social media star turned novice boxer Jake “The Problem Child” Paul vs. former MMA champion “Funky” Ben Askren takes place on Saturday, April 17th on FITE TV.
TSL’s Combat Sports & Culture Editor, Rhett Butler, sat on a panel discussion with former ESPN Boxing columnist and current Fight Freaks United’s Dan Rafael, internet personality The Schmo more to discuss the event as part of FITE TV’s FIGHT IN FOCUS Roundtable.
During the broadcast, Butler discussed how the fight is the biggest display of boxing’s new shift to popularity over pedigree, with Paul only 2-0 but headlining a pay-per-view event.
The first installment of the Triller Fight Club is going down on FITE TV PPV at the Mercedes Benz Arena, Paul is looking to solidify his burgeoning reputation as the cross-sport giant killer amid the high-level entertainment of Snoop Dogg and his group Mount Westmore, Justin Beiber, Saweetie, and more.