Watching Ben Askren's open workout Wednesday gave Jake Paul more reason to believe he'll come out of this weekend's boxing match with his hand raised.
"I'm not impressed by anything he does, and anything that he brings into the ring on Saturday, I will be prepared for. ... Every single person that I've sparred against in this training camp is better than Ben Askren," Paul told MMA Junkie's Mike Bohn.
Paul added, "Every single sparring session that I was put through during camp will be harder than what this fight is going to be."
The YouTube star turned boxer is 2-0 in the sport after turning pro last year. Askren is a former UFC fighter and Olympic wrestler who will be making his boxing debut after retiring from mixed martial arts in 2019.
Paul is confident he'll have the edge in pure boxing technique despite Askren's experience in combat sports.
"He's a different style of fighter," Paul said. "He's awkward, he comes forward, he's a bit slower. He uses his toughness to sort of get him through fights. But unfortunately, he can't take me down in this fight, and he's going to have to sit there and exchange with the 10-ounce gloves on. It's a different sport than MMA."
Paul said he would be open to entering Askren's world - wrestling - for a rematch after Saturday's bout at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
"I told Ben, though, after this fight is over, after I knock him out, I'll face him in a wrestling match - folkstyle," Paul said. "Let's run it, because I think that would be just as entertaining, and I have a wrestling background as well. ... Jake Paul versus Ben Askren wrestling match will probably happen."