Tyron Woodley And Jake Paul Both Make $2 Million Purse

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Jake Paul may have won the fight, but Tyron Woodley left the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland with the same purse for their boxing match on Sunday.

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.

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.

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

 

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.