Logan Paul will achieve the greatest accomplishment of his professional boxing career when he will enter the ring to take on the greatest boxer of this generation, Floyd Mayweather.
Fighting someone as accomplished as Floyd Mayweather might be a dream of most of the pro boxers. However, Logan Paul got this opportunity of a lifetime with only one pro boxing match in his resume. Though this fight does not make sense for a lot of reasons financially this fight is a huge opportunity for both Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul.
Logan is one of the biggest stars on YouTube with over 23 million subscribers. He also has an insane following on Instagram with over 19 million followers. With a fan base this big it is expected that whenever Logan gets into the boxing ring people are going to tune in. And that’s what happened when Logan took on KSI in his first-ever pro boxing match back in 2019.
Just as Logan, KSI also has a huge following on YouTube with over 20 million YouTube subscribers and over 9 million Instagram followers. And when these two YuTube sensations came together the result was spectacular.
Logan vs KSI First Match Fight Purse and Revenue
Logan Paul vs KSI 1 took place on 25th August 2018 in the iconic Manchester Arena, England. Thanks to the popularity of KSI in England combined with a stellar promotion ahead of the fight the duo sold out 21,000 tickets for the first fight. The PPV sales for the fight were around 1.3 million worldwide, which is huge considering neither of the two had any extensive boxing experience prior to the fight.
For the first fight, it is believed that KSI took home the revenue generated from the tickets sold. And Logan Paul took the revenue generated from tickets for the rematch that took place in Staples Center in 2019.
There has been no official information regarding how much Logan Paul earned for his first fight with KSI. But reportedly, Logan Paul earned more than 30 million euros for his first amateur boxing fight with KSI.
Apart from the fight purse, a significant revenue was generated by their YouTube videos leading up to the fight, sponsorship, expensive merchandise sales, and so on.
The fight ended in a draw, which led to another spectacle when Logan paul took on KSI in the Staples Center in the United States.
Logan Paul vs KSI Rematch Fight Purse and Revenue
The rematch was more exciting than the first fight. KSI won the fight via split decision. There were multiple knockdowns by both the fighters and there was a controversy surrounding the referee deducting 2 points from Logan for an illegal strike.
Though KSI vs Logan Paul 2 managed to entertain the fans it did not surpass the revenue generated by the first fight. Reportedly, both Logan and KSI earned a guaranteed $900,000 fight purse for the rematch. Now, this does not include the sponsorship money, merch sales, PPV sales, ticket sales, and revenue generated from YouTube videos ahead of the fight.
12,000 fans attended the event at Staples Center, Las Vegas on 9th November 2019. The event was one of the most seen events on DAZN and reportedly sold 260k PPV in the UK.
Considering the numbers stated above, it’s safe to assume that Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul will be a huge financial success. Mayweather has already stated that he is making a guaranteed $100 million for his exhibition fight against Logan Paul. On the other hand, Logan Paul is expecting to make the biggest fight purse of his career. In a recent interview, Paul stated that he might make close to $20 million for his boxing match against Mayweather.
But, we can expect the fight purse to be higher considering the PPV sales, tickets sold, and revenue from other sources.