YouTube personality Jake Paul wasted little time in recording a third professional win of his fledgling boxing career when he fought former UFC star Ben Askren.
Paul, nicknamed The Problem Child, knocked Askren down on the canvas within the first round of their much-hyped bout at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on 17 April.
The 24-year-old’s latest success sparked a reaction from British boxer Tommy Fury who Tweeted: “I’m ready to give the people what they want. @jakepaul”.
Paul’s adventure into the ring is starting to attract attention from the boxing community who are queuing up to end his perfect record, and take a slice of the earnings.
How much did Jake Paul make from fighting Ben Askren?
Paul made light work of Askren, meaning it was a lucrative night’s work for the pair.
The base earnings for the fight, according to the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission, saw Paul net $690,000 (£494,800).
This figure would have been the minimum amount guaranteed to Paul before incentives such as win bonuses and percentages of pay-per-view earnings.
Paul took to social media in the wake of his first round knockout win over Askren, posting a picture of him surrounded by a pile of cash on Instagram.
The caption said: “1.5 million PPV buys… $75 million dollars generated”.
His exhibition bout against Askren was screened live on pay-per-view services Triller Fight Club in the US and Fite TV in the UK at a cost of £19.99.
How much did Ben Askren make from fighting Jake Paul?
The bout saw Askren enter the boxing ring for the first time after a 10-year pro Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) career, with a record of 19 wins and two losses to his name.
Yet, despite his fighting background, Askren took home far less than Paul - agreeing on a $500,000 (£358,550) base earnings before any potential broadcast add ons.
Fighting Paul is estimated to have made Askren just as much - if not more than - three UFC fights, with the former Olympic wrestler now retired from MMA action.
Will there be a rematch between Jake Paul and Ben Askren?
It seems unlikely.
Askren revealed after the fight he would not return and instead use his earnings from the bout as a nest egg for his future, while coaching wrestling.
Paul, meanwhile, will want to move on to bigger and better fights as he looks to establish himself as a serious professional boxer and win over opinions in the boxing community.
“I told you I was going to do it in the first round,” Paul said after the fight. “I told you all I'm a real fighter. I don't know how many times I've got to prove myself that this is for real.
“I'm going to do whatever I want, I feel like I'm living in a dream right now. I don't know what's next for me, I've fought three times, talked a lot of s—, I'm going to enjoy my life for a second.
“I said this fight would be easier than the Nate Robinson fight; at one point I was the underdog, that sounds crazy but I was the underdog.
“I knew Ben would sit there like a typical MMA fighter and have no head movement. I'm just too powerful.”