The Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren event already has an A-list musical lineup for side shows. Now it has a unique broadcast team, as well.
Pete Davidson, Taylor Hill, Mario Lopez, Dixie D’Amelio and Charli D’Amelio on Thursday were announced by Triller as part of the commentary team – joining Snoop Dogg, Al Bernstein, Mike Coppinger, Ray Flores and others for the April 17 pay-per-view boxing event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Davidson, a standup comic, is best known as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” and recently starred in the critically acclaimed film “The King of Staten Island,” which he co-wrote. Lopez currently hosts “Access Hollywood” on NBC and formerly starred on 1990s TV staple “Saved By the Bell.” They’ll be joined by supermodel Hill and the viral video D’Amelio sisters.
Justin Bieber, The Black Keys, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Diplo and Major Lazer are set to perform at the event, as is Mt. Westmore, a newly created hip-hop featuring rap legends Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort and E-40.
“Viewers on April 17 will be immersed into a world unlike anything they could imagine – a true movie-like experience that reinvents the great sport of boxing by taking them into the ring in ways they’ve never seen before, and also deep into the behind-the-scenes action with our fighters and musical performers as it unfolds in real time,” Emmy-winning filmmaker
Bert Marcus stated. “We’re thrilled to have Pete, Mario, Taylor, Dixie and Charli as well as Snoop, Ray, Al and Mike as our incredible commentating team to lead people through the action. They will be unapologetically themselves, creating a vibe that is culturally savvy, raw and unexpected.”
Former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder Ben Askren boxes Paul in the main event. It will be Askren’s first boxing match and first combat sports action since retiring after a three-fight UFC run to close his MMA career.