Did Jake Paul Make More Money in His Last Fight Than Logan Paul?

Published 09/02/2021, 9:11 PM EDT


In a brief span of time, the Paul brothers have made a name for themselves in the world of boxing. Jake Paul recently bagged a split decision win over his toughest opponent yet, Tyron Woodley. On the other hand, his brother Logan Paul is coming off a mega-fight with Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. Even though Logan Paul did not really win, he earned a moral victory for going the distance with boxing’s ‘Pretty Boy’.

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With just four professional bouts on his record, Jake Paul is already signed onto Showtime. What is truly amazing is that every time the Paul brothers fight, they do huge pay-per-view numbers.

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Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley and Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather are now amongst the top ten pay-per-view events of all time.

However, pulling off such numbers is not something any professional boxer can execute. The brothers got their start on video streaming platforms. Over the years, they have built themselves a massive audience and viewership. So far, they have been successful in converting their online viewership to pay-per-view numbers. While Logan Paul is not as active as his brother, both of them are now key assets to the sport at large and even boxing promoters like Showtime.

Here’s a deeper look at which brother earned more from their last fights –

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley – Reported Payout

The winner of the mega-fight, Jake Paul, reportedly bagged a whopping $2,800,000 as his net payout. On the other hand, his opponent Tyron Woodley made a total of $1.7 million.

‘The Chosen One’ has even admitted that this is his biggest payday and that the PPV shares are still going up. Also, a $1.7 million net payout is equivalent to the third-highest UFC payday.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)

Jake Paul would have earned even more than his reported payout figure. However, the 24-year-old ‘Problem Child’ decided to take a massive cut from his purse to fairly compensate the rest of the fighters on the card.

These pay-per-views and net payouts are on track to double as Jake Paul continues to grow in the sport of boxing as a young and undefeated pro-boxer.

Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather – Reported Payout

Nobody expected this bout to go the distance. But to everyone’s surprise, the tussle went till the final bell and left the fans entertained. Moreover, the bout fared exuberantly well on fans’ expectations and it reportedly hit over 1 million PPV buys.

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The former five-division world champion Mayweather is believed to have pocketed 50% of the pay-per-view profits. This would imply a $25 million payout, in addition to the $10 million flat fees in his contract. However, it does not end there for ‘Money’ Mayweather.

They say ‘it’s not all about the money’. Well, your kids can’t eat legacy. Patches on my trunks, that’s $30 million alone! So who’s really the smartest one in the sport of boxing?” said Floyd Mayweather.

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While much is not known about Logan Paul’s exact payout figure, it is clear that he earned a $250,000 flat fee for the fight. In addition, he was also entitled to a 10% share of the pay-per-view profits (worth at least $5 million).

However, Paul stated before the fight that he expected a payout of around $10 million.

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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