Paul will fight for the fourth time as a professional tonight when he takes on former UFC welterweight champion Woodley over eight rounds in Cleveland
Jake Paul will enjoy another multi-million-pound pay day after his fight with Tyron Woodley tonight.
The YouTube star will walk to the ring for the fourth time as a professional boxer to take on the former UFC welterweight world champion.
Woodley will be making his debut in the boxing ring having been released from the UFC following four successive defeats.
And Paul will consolidate his status as one of the highest earners in the sport with another big cheque.
Although purses have not been released by the Ohio Athletic Commission, the 24-year-old can expect to earn more than he did for his first-round demolition of Ben Askren in April.
On that occasion he walked away with a guaranteed purse of $690,000 as well as his share of the pay-per-view buys – which Paul claimed topped $1.3million to generate $75m.
Paul claimed this week that Woodley could walk away with four times as much as he earned from a single fight in the UFC – which means his purse could top $2m.
That would likely push Paul’s own purse closer to $5m.
And Woodley’s manager admitted his client would walk away with a seven-figure sum.
“The money is good,” Malki Kawa said. “He’s making a seven-figure payday, and it’s not like $1m. It’s more. And we get a piece of everything as well, so we expect him to walk out of here with a substantial payday for his first fight in boxing.”
Paul has also insisted that each fighter on the undercard – including Brits Daniel Dubois and Tommy Fury, and world champion Amanda Serrano – will take home career-high purses – thanks to him.
“It’s coming out of my pockets for sure,” Paul told Mirror Fighting . “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.”
And Showtime Boxing chief Stephen Espinoza added: “I’ll tell you something behind the scenes and I’ve never had it happen quite this way.
“When we’re putting together the card and we’re working with the promoter and his advisor Nakisa [Bidarian, BAVAFA Sports boss], Jake made it a point to ask ‘what is each fighter making?’
“He was asking ‘are the women’s fighters, are those fighters being paid appropriately? Are the other fighters, the people we’re bringing over from the UK, are they being paid appropriately?'”