Jake Paul and Ben Askren’s Last Two Fight Purses: Which Fighter Made More Money?

Published 04/13/2021, 8:00 PM EDT


Jake Paul and Ben Askren have developed a fierce rivalry over the past few months. The pair engaged in some serious trash talk through interviews, podcasts, and their own social handles. That said, both Askren and Paul will get a chance to settle their rivalry on April 17.

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The pair will not only compete inside the ring but will also look to pin each other down in monetary terms.

This is predominantly because both ‘Funky’ and ‘The Problem Child’ have made insane amounts of money in their previous fights. Thus, both of them are expected to make even bigger amounts in this one.

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The former UFC star, Ben Askren, bagged a paycheck of $210,000 ($1,60,000 win bonus) against Jorge Masvidal. Moving further, in his fight against Demian Maia, he banked around $2,63,000 ($210,000 to show. $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay).

On the other hand, ‘The Problem Child’ went a bit ahead than his foe in his earning from the past two fights. In his first fight against Ali Gib, he received a whopping $1,00,0000.

Moving further, for his November 2020 ring appearance against Nate Robinson, Paul again made $750,000 plus 50% from the PPV shares, taking the total to $1 million again.

Here, Paul definitely beat Askren by bagging some extensive amount of money. But moving into the Askren vs Paul fight, both of them are expected to make around 1 million or more, depending on how well the fight sells itself.

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Jake Paul vs Ben Askren – a fight worth the wait?

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Ever since this fight was announced, it stirred the combat sports world from the core. Today, this fight is one of the hottest topics among the fans, and everyone just wants to see the pair take up ring space against each other.

Moreover, a rift between the pair just adds on to the hype of this amazing contest. Both the fighters bring in a certain amount of skill sets, and they’ll look forward to annihilating each other with the same.

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Additionally, a fight between the two has the ability to entertain a sea of audience. Who will you be rooting for in this eye-catchy bout?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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