Ben Askren posts incredible Rocky 4 training montage and again goads Jake Paul for being 'Logan Paul’s little brother'
BEN ASKREN posted an incredible Rocky 4 training montage and again goaded Jake Paul for being 'Logan Paul’s little brother'.
Retired UFC welterweight Askren faces Paul on April 17 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
And to prepare for the fight, Askren took inspiration from Rocky Balboa's iconic training scene in the 1986 boxing classic.
In the movie, Sylvester Stallone's character is set to face Soviet boxer Ivan Drag in Russia.
And he trains for the fight in bitter cold Russia, running in the snow, chopping wood and lifting logs.
Askren, 36, paid homage to the film, as he posted a clip online channeling his inner Balboa.
The former Olympic grappler jogs in the snow, chops at a tree and even pushes his two kids who are sitting in a rubber dinghy.
All while he takes a swipe at opponent Paul, 24, the younger brother of fellow YouTuber Logan, 25.
Askren posted: "When I got the call to fight Logan Paul’s little brother I had to go into Rocky Style training!"
When the two came face to face at their first press conference, Paul appeared to lose his cool after being compared to Logan.
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Askren said: “I’d heard of Jake Paul prior to accepting this fight, but I couldn’t have told you a lot about him or his brother.
“I knew he kinda came up in his brother’s shadow, he was trying to follow his brother’s footsteps.
“His brother’s a lot more talented, has a larger following.”
Tensions later spilled over when Askren facepalmed Paul, causing the social media star to lash out.
Askren goes into the pay-per-view headliner having never boxed before, instead renowned for his wrestling background.
Meanwhile Paul has two knockouts in as many fights, but only against online rival 'AnEsonGib' and ex-NBA player Nate Robinson.
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