In just over a month, social media influencer Jake Paul (2-0, 2 KOs) will welcome former UFC fighter and ex-Bellator and ONE champion Ben Askren into the world of professional boxing. This Triller promoted event now has more details revealed on location and pay-per-view pricing.
It was announced on Monday that Paul vs. Askren will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United. While you may assume that a show of this magnitude happening at a large stadium would mean a significant portion of fans in attendance, that is apparently not the case. There will be “a very limited number of fans and guests” selected to join the live event but no tickets will be made available to the public.
As for the pay-per-view price, it’ll be $49.99 on FITE.tv as well as traditional television service iNDemand in North America. International PPV pricing will vary.
“Our vision of big fights, big entertainment and world class events can only fit into a world class venue, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium fits that vision,” said Triller CEO Ryan Kavanaugh in a press release. “April 17th will have an element of surprise and action for everyone, from music fans to the casual and diehard fight fan. The way we will present the night in this state-of-the-art venue will continue to redefine consumer engagement for a global consumer, with world class partners like iNDemand and FITE joining us not just for this event, but for the others we will have in 2021 and beyond.”
Undercard bouts on Paul vs. Askren include former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir against former world boxing light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver, as well as former WBA junior welterweight world champion Regis Prograis versus veteran Ivan Redkach. Check back here on April 17th for all the coverage on this card.
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