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Jake Paul: Ben Askren will forfeit purse if he uses MMA tactics in boxing match

Posted On: May 11, 2021   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

Jake Paul: Ben Askren will forfeit purse if he uses MMA tactics in boxing match

ATLANTA - Jake Paul says Ben Askren won't be able get away with any trickery in their boxing match.
Not long after Saturday's Triller Fight Club headliner was announced earlier this year, Askren told MMA Junkie there were no clauses in his contract that would prevent him from using MMA tactics, such as a takedown or slam. In the days leading up to the contest, however, that's apparently changed.
Paul said the contracts have been finalized for the eight-round bout at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and there's specific language that will severely penalize Askren.
“I don't think the fight will last long enough for him to even think about taking me down,” Paul told MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “We just signed the bout agreement days ago. He will lose his purse if he does that.... If he does do something like that, his purse is eliminated in the bout agreement. If he wants to lose all the money for the fight, then sure, go ahead. I am beating him up in wrestling shoes. He's going to get beat up in wrestling shoes, which I...

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