JAKE PAUL is one of the highest paid boxers on the planet after racking up eye-watering sums of money in his short career.
The Youtuber, 24, has only had five fights, four of which were professional, but he certainly knows how to attract an audience.
In fact, his fight against Ben Askren in April drew in 1.5million PPV buys – which entered the top ten for most ever PPVs sold at the time.
His next bout with Tyron Woodley likely drew in an even bigger crowd with the event also selling out the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
Paul makes tens of millions each year from his Youtube videos but is proving he can translate his popularity into real-world events.
His scheduled fight with Tommy Fury was set to be his biggest purse to date but he will instead fight former UFC star Woodley in a rematch on Saturday.
Fury had to withdraw after suffering a broken rib and a bacterial infection in training camp.
Here is how much money Paul has earned from each of his fights so far.
Jake Paul v Deji Olatunji – £2,267,500
Paul’s first ever fight was an amateur bout against fellow Youtuber Deji Olatunjui, aka ComedyShortsGamer.
The Brit is the brother of KSI and his fight with Paul was included on the undercard of KSI vs Logan Paul, which was split 50/50.
The total sum from ticket sales and PPVs was reportedly £11.8million, with Logan giving around half of his £5.9m share to brother Jake.
Paul vs AnEsonGib – £750,000
Paul’s professional debut came against another social media star, AnEsonGib.
Paul floored AnEsonGib after 2mins18secs and then proceeded to call out KSI who was ringside for the Miami fight.
Paul v Robinson – £7.5m
Next up was a huge event for Paul as he fought former NBA Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr.
That pair earned £60m between them with an incredible 1.6m PPV sales, of which Paul got a cut.
Paul claimed he earned eight figures from the deal, saying: “My deal was built into the backend structure of how well the event performed.
”The event performed incredibly well.”
Paul v Askren – £7.5m
Ben Askren was Paul’s first opponent who could boast fighting experience, having fought in the UFC.
But he was put down in the first round too as Paul picked up a base payout of £520,500.
But the Youtube sensation earned a great deal more than that after taking home a percentage of the £56.5m made from the event.
Paul v Woodley – £7.5m
Paul’s devastating display against Askren and subsequent stunt stealing Floyd Mayweather’s hat led his fame to skyrocket.
He travelled back to his home state to take on former UFC world champion Woodley and sold 500,000 PPVs priced at £45.
When asked by DailyMailTV what the general figure for his fights is, Paul replied: “It’s eight-figure paydays.”
Paul is likely to make at least £1.5m from his rematch against Woodley on Saturday.
And he is so confident of another win he has offered to pay Woodley £377,000 if the 39-year-old knocks him out.
Source: The Sun