The PPV sales of Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley are out and the event didn’t even come close to the numbers that Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather pulled
The card is understood to have sold around 500,000 buys on Showtime, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer.
Digital sales have been tallied but sales through cable and satellite companies – which can take weeks to calculate – are not included in the figure.
Paul outpointed Woodley to win a split decision in Cleveland on the night, extending his unbeaten run to four professional fights.
The figure means Paul vs Woodley fell short of the fight between Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather in June, with that event selling upwards of one million buys on Showtime.
And Woodley commented on the PPV sales of the event earlier this month.
He said: “PPV is doing some s*** right now. I told you, you mother*******. I said this would be the biggest PPV of the year. They put clown emojis, ‘Haha, what about this? It’s gonna be bigger than that, bwahaha!’ F****** jokes on you.
“I don’t know where it’s at right now but they’re still counting. That’s sh*t’s still running up. So I want to thank everybody for buying it, I want to thank everybody for giving a f***, I want to thank the promotion for putting the fight together.
The pre-sales of the event was touted to have matched that of Paul vs Mayweather – but that doesn’t seem to be the case judging by the newly released figures.
Paul claimed his fight with now-retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren in April sold over one million buys, something that was heavily disputed by UFC president Dana White.
White said: “The numbers that you’re hearing that they did, are full of s***. They didn’t pull those kind of numbers, not at all. Not even f****** close.
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“I don’t believe anything they say. That’s a f****** circus. None of that’s real. You think any of that s*** that’s going on over there is real?”
Paul says that after fighting the likes of Askren and Woodley – both who are in their late 30s – he wants to pursue fights with younger opponents who are actual boxers.
This is what puts him off a potential fight with UFC legend Anderson Silva.
He said on ‘ The MMA Hour ‘: “I’m sorry but I’m built different, it would be a lot of punishment for him and I wouldn’t wanna take out the old guy.
“There’s a thing about Jake Paul fighting old guys and retired guys like Ben Askren and Tyron.
“If I were to fight Anderson Silva everyone would just be like ‘oh just another old guy’ after I beat him.”