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How Much Jake Paul Is Set To Earn From Tonight's Ben Askren Fight

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How Much Jake Paul Is Set To Earn From Tonight's Ben Askren Fight

There's plenty at stake for Jake Paul as he gears up to take on retired MMA fighter Ben Askren this weekend in an almighty boxing bout.

Whether the YouTuber will extend his winning streak is yet to be seen, but either way he certainly won't be going home empty handed.

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Despite only being his third pro match, according to CBS, Paul is set to take home a sizable $690,000 (£500,000) for his third career fight - and that doesn't even count the Pay Per Views.

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Everyone's a winner in the world of crossover fights.

Paul's opponent is primed for a big payday too, with reports claiming Askren's salary starts at $500,000 (£360,000).

And with the match set to be one of the biggest PPV events of the year, these figures will only get bigger.

To give you an idea of how much, let's look to Paul's November 2020 fight in which he knocked out former NBA player Nate Robinson inside two rounds.

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While no official figure has been released, he revealed on Twitter that the sum he'd made was higher than some had suggested.

When YouTuber Keemstar posted on Twitter to say Paul had made $3 million (£2.7m), he replied to say the figure was actually much higher, 'depending on pay per view sales'.

So if Paul was telling the truth, the least he earned was $10m (£7.2m).

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This sure sounds like a lot, although if you know anything about his career, you'll know to take what he says with a pinch of salt.

Still, if that doesn't sound rich enough, Celebrity Net Worth claims he has a total net worth of $20m, having launched his career on Vine in 2013 before following his older brother Logan Paul to YouTube.

Ever since, he's enjoyed a successful and often controversial career, incorporating viral rap songs and getting fired from Disney sitcom Bizaardvark before making the unexpected move into boxing in 2018.

Paul is looking to move his professional boxing record to 3-0, but is yet to face an opponent with a background in combat sports.

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The 24-year-old debuted with a victory over fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib before bagging first spot in his follow-up fight with Robinson.

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Askren, 36, retired from mixed martial arts after he went 1-2 in the UFC, and was famously on the receiving end of the fastest knockout in its history when he was defeated by Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239.

The exhibition event will take place tonight (Saturday 17 April) and is being held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

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UK viewers can expect the action to get underway after midnight with the card getting going from 2am Sunday morning and the pair likely slated for around 4am.

Anyone interested in tuning in can watch the showdown on streaming site FITE TV and social media site Triller, costing $23.99 (£17).

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Topics: Boxing, Jake Paul, MMA

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