Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury; how much each competitor is set to earn from Saudi Arabia fight?
Two questions seem to be trending regarding the Jake Paul and Tommy Fury fight; who’s getting knocked out, and how much will they earn from being knocked out?
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The world of boxing has managed to draw in a newer, younger generation of fans thanks to the exploits of Jake Paul - former Vine creator and now boxing contender - if his last few bouts are anything to go by. But perhaps the social media influencer may have met his match in the form of Tommy Fury, as the pair duke it out this evening in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Though purists may not enjoy the prospect of Jake Paul bringing in a new, more active social media audience to the sport of boxing, those who are looking after box office income for his fights will not have that issue. In his last fight alone, Jake Paul was said to have earned $1.2 million USD (just over £996,000) when he faced off against former NBA player Nate Robinson while earning $2 million in his first fight against Tyron Woodley in 2021 and $6.5 million for his bout against MMA legend Anderson Silva.
But with stiffer competition coming in the form of Tyson Fury’s younger half-brother, Tommy, will that play into the overall PPV figures on February 26 when the two square off? Or is the prospect of Jake Paul finally eating a loss this weekend enough to put fans of his off the event?
Betting company William Hill seems to think the opposite is going to occur; as of February 23 2023, Jake Paul is currently at 4/5 odds, while Tommy Fury sits as the favourite still at 6/5 betting odds. Closer than perhaps a lot of boxing pundits would like to see - at least they can take solace in the bettings odds that a Tommy Fury wins by KO or decision is currently sitting at 5/2.
Sports Zion has taken a deeper dive into the figures that both men could walk away with after their bout on Saturday night, with PPV buy rates still hypothetical until official numbers after the event are known.
However, the website has stated that a share of the PPV buy rate will be split between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury at 65/35, owing to Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions spearheading the promotion of the fight.
Rather than sell the event on Triller, Most Valuable Promotions have managed to tap ESPN+ to broadcast the PPV event, leading even ardent boxing fans unfamiliar with streaming technology to have access to the bout. In the US, the event is currently priced at $49.99, so those viewing figures will only increase the revenue both men stand to earn.
But Sports Zion has given a base figure for the fight at Jake Paul earning $3.2 million USD for the fight, while Tommy Fury earning $2 million USD for the fight. They also have the overall purse for both men, including endorsements and sponsorship, as an estimated earning of $8.6 million USD for Jake Paul, and $4.5 million USD for Tommy Fury.
Why such a disparity between figures? That’s because Tommy Fury is not as widely known in the United States, while Jake Paul’s brand is still “on point” in terms of endorsements and sponsorships.
Still - it is a pretty good chunk of cash for Tommy to bring home to Molly-Mae and his newborn for an evening’s worth of work. Plus all the subsequent training and promotion leading into the bout. But can he overcome someone who many feel should start being professionally ranked for his bouts now?
Where can I watch Jake Paul versus Tyson Fury in the UK?
BT Sport Box Office will be showing the fight at the pay-per-view (PPV) price of £19.95. You do not need to be a BT Sport subscriber to access the PPV event. It is available via BT TV, Virgin TV and Sky, the website or the BT Sport Box Office App. The event will begin at 6:30pm on February 26, with the main event expected to take place around 10pm.
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