Each fighter was paid $2 million for the eight-round affair, according to documents obtained by several news sources from the Ohio State Athletic Commission on Tuesday.
Jake Paul abs Tyron Woodley were paid $2 million each for boxing bout 👀😳 pic.twitter.com/WBORjVg5HM
— Overtime Heroics MMA (@OTHeroicsMMA) August 31, 2021
Paul defeated Woodley by split decision after a successful lead-up to Woodley’s boxing pro debut. Paul now improves to 4-0 in a highly unconventional boxing career.
The figure reflects the contracted purse amount only and does not include other potential revenue streams in combat sports. Pay-per-view buys, negotiated gate sales percentages, merchandise sales, or discretionary bonuses have not been revealed, if relevant in this case.
It reveals the altruistic side of Paul, who has been very vocal about discrepancies in fighter pay. He has repeatedly stated that he portioned money “directly out of my purse” and distributed it to fighters on the card.
Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley is projected over 1 million buys according to showtime all access episode 2.
— scott (@sc0ttkn0wsbest) August 27, 2021
As the A-side of the promotion and owner of Most Valuable Promotions, who promoted the card, it seems that Paul’s word is his bond.
Other Payouts Include:
Amanda Serrano = $75,000
def. Yamileth Mercado = $45,000
Daniel Dubois = $100,000
def. Joe Cusumano = $111,000
Montana Love = $60,000
def. Ivan Baranchyk = $60,000
Tommy Fury = $15,000
def. Anthony Taylor = $40,000
Charles Conwell = $80,000
def. Juan Carlos Rubio = $20,000