Why is that this combat even taking place? Cash, duh. However how a lot precisely?
Jake Paul told the U.K. Mirror that he’s taking a pay lower on the combat with a purpose to pay the undercard fighters greater than they’ve ever made earlier than for a combat. Even his opponent, Woodley, will profit, Paul stated.
“It is popping out of my pockets for positive,” Paul advised the Mirror. “Like, straight out of my purse. Everybody on the cardboard is getting the largest pay-day that they’ve ever had as a fighter and that is simply a part of my motion. Look, these fighters deserve extra and I would like everybody to be excited and I would like everybody to know that we as fighters ought to deal with one another.”
Along with the Paul-Woodley bout, different fights on Sunday embrace Amanda Serrano vs. Yamileth Mercado, Ivan Baranchyk vs. Montana Love, Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Cusumano and Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor.
Showtime did not reply to a request for touch upon how a lot Paul and Woodley will earn for the combat. One website, Sporting Free, estimates that Paul is assured $1 million, and can double that along with his share of the pay-per-view cash. Woodley, the positioning claims, will earn half of that — $500,000 for the combat, after which doubling that to $1 million after pay-per-view cash is counted.
Paul fought Ben Askren earlier in 2021. MMA Preventing reported that Paul earned $690,000 for that combat to Askren’s $500,000.
The cash will not finish there. Paul lately signed a multi-fight deal with Showtime, so so long as he is prepared to take the hits, the money will proceed to circulation.