Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight generates bonkers money in PPV
As expected, Jake Paul was not gracious at all following his one-round TKO victory over Ben Askren on Saturday. Aside from his post-fight antics, the 24-year-old YouTuber-turned-boxer went to social media to flaunt the huge payday he just made against Askren.
According to Paul’s latest Instagram post, his fight against the former UFC fighter reached 1.3 million PPV buys and generated $75 million dollars.
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They say boxing is a dying sport, but it looks like Jake Paul has indeed sparked new interest among combat fans. Since the revelation only came from Paul, there’s no telling if his fight with Askren did reach those types of numbers.
However, one report suggested that it broke 1.45 million buys on PPV and is expected to top $2 million.
To be fair, Jake Paul has made himself a marketable guy with his antics alone. A lot of people want to see him lose in a brutal fashion, which in turn probably boosted his PPV numbers even more. Paul did get roasted on the comments section of his post, as some users pointed out he was flexing with a bunch of $1 dollar bills.
Jake Paul, meanwhile, probably won’t have to wait long in search of his next fight. Several notable personalities have already challenged the online personality, including former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyrone Woodley and retired NBA player Kendall Gill.
He now has an undefeated record of 3-0 following those two brutal knockouts of Nate Robinson and Ben Askren.