Jake Paul updates fans on final PPV numbers and claims it's 'probably biggest fight of the year'
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Jake Paul might have lost the fight against Tommy Fury on Sunday night, but it looks like he’ll be able to cushion that blow with a whole load of money after he revealed some early details about how many pay-per-view buys the fight did.
It seems as if they managed to generate enough interest in their fight though, meaning that it might even be the biggest fight of the year when it comes to sales figures.
Paul was joined by members of his family - including his brother Logan - on his ‘BS’ podcast to dissect what happened that night, and Logan asked the question about who he would be fighting next, as well as touching on the monetary aspect of the fight.
Paul explained: “I guess the silver lining is that the pay-per-views are off the f***ing charts, probably going to be the biggest fight of the year.
“It’s going to be hard to contend with, maybe [Ryan] Garcia and [Gervonta] Davis.”
Logan asked: “No way, what are the numbers?”
Paul continued: “It’s probably coming in at, like, over half a million buys, but still totalling everything.
“So the business is great, obviously there’s still so many names out there for me to fight.
“I want to do the rematch with Tommy but I think all of those fights are still there and still massive.”
“I think the rematch - I’ve got to go get that back.”
That number is just an estimate at this stage, and there’s a chance that Paul is only talking about the US numbers, which would mean that the final figure - and the amount made - will be much higher.
Still, 500,000 sales in the USA would mean a total of $25,000,000, before any deductions are made.
The fight was priced at £49.99 over the pond, compared to £19.95 for BT Sport Box Office in the UK.
Either way, it’s a lot of money.
As for that rematch, Logan went on to say that if his brother’s rematch with Fury doesn’t come off, he’d like to have a go at the British fighter himself.
He said: “If you don’t, I’d like to handle that.
“That was my first instinct, obviously.
“Inflatable arm-ass motherf***er.”
More likely, though, is that Fury will run things back with Paul, because there’s a clause in the contract for exactly that.
We’ll have to wait and see how many people tune in to see that fight take place, knowing what we know about the first attempt.