in a break up determination. Why did this fight even occurring? Money, duh. But how much precisely?
Jake Paul told the U.K. Mirror that he’s taking a pay minimize on the fight with a view to pay the undercard fighters greater than they’ve ever made earlier than for a fight. Even his opponent, Woodley, will profit, Paul mentioned.
“It’s coming out of my pockets for sure,” Paul instructed the Mirror. “Like, directly out of my purse. Everyone on the card is getting the biggest pay-day that they’ve ever had as a fighter and that’s just part of my movement. Look, these fighters deserve more and I want everyone to be excited and I want everyone to know that we as fighters should take care of each other.”
In addition to the Paul-Woodley bout, different fights on Sunday embody 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 much Paul and Woodley will earn for the fight. One website, Sporting Free, estimates that Paul is assured $1 million, and can double that together with his share of the pay-per-view cash. Woodley, the website claims, will earn half of that — $500,000 for the fight, after which doubling that to $1 million after pay-per-view cash is counted.
Paul fought Ben Askren earlier in 2021. MMA Fighting reported that Paul earned $690,000 for that fight to Askren’s $500,000.
The cash will not finish there. Paul just 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.