The YouTuber-turned-professional boxer Jake Paul will return to the boxing ring to take on the UFC legend Anderson Silva at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday, 29th October. This fight will be a milestone in Paul’s career, as Silva is the toughest opponent he has ever faced.
They will headline the event and it will be streamed live on Showtime as a PPV with a price of $59.99. With ‘Spider’ approaching to derail Paul’s hype train, it will surely draw a huge crowd of fight fans. It is assumable that both Silva and Paul will receive a huge payday.
According to some sources, Paul will earn $1.5 million to show up while Silva will get a $500K guaranteed payment. On top of that, the PPV will be split and Paul will reportedly get 65% while Silva will receive 35% of the cut.
However, the fight purses are only estimations as the numbers are frequently uncertain ahead of any boxing match. Since his debut, Paul has been able to draw huge attention and has headlined three boxing bouts already.
How much money has Jake Paul made in his boxing career?
Jake Paul is headlining boxing fights since his third career bout. For his fight against former UFC fighter Ben Askren, he claimed the fight got 1.5 million pay-per-views. However, as per some sources, the numbers are most likely to be half of that number.
After knocking out Askren, Paul fought former UFC champion, Tyron Woodley. Many thought Paul would lose in this fight, however, this fight went the distance and Paul won by decision. For all the hype and attention, the PPV numbers were reported to be between 480,000 and 500,000.
The PPV buys of the second bout against Woodley were reported to be very less compared to the previous one. As per the report, it was less than 65,000 buys, but other sources confirmed that the numbers would be lower than the first fight’s 500,000 buys, but definitely more than 65K buys.
In his upcoming bout against Silva, Paul will earn the biggest payday of his career if the estimated numbers are true. However, it is confirmed that Paul will receive more than $1.5 million.