WOW! Jake Paul Reveals Astounding Triller PPV Numbers From His Fight With Ben Askren

Published 04/19/2021, 2:46 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)


Jake Paul and Ben Askren fought as the main event of a show that had music performances after every fight. In the end, Paul answered many critics with another knockout victory to move his record to 3-0. Following the boxing, the slapping contest, and appearances from mega names of the entertainment world, ‘The Problem Child’ revealed just how successful the event was.

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The undefeated Paul took to his Instagram to reveal the number of PPV sales and how much Triller made from the event. He posted a picture with the Triller Fight Club belt and covered it in $1 notes. The YouTube boxer captioned it, “1.5 million PPV buys… $75 million dollars generated.”

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This showed that event was indeed a tremendous success. Triller has set out to change the way boxing events are organized, and the two events they have conducted have been a massive success. Thus, we may see more of the same model in the future.

READ MORE: Jake Paul’s Net Worth 2021: Is He a Billionaire?

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren event draws extreme backlash

Despite the incredible success of the PPV in monetary terms, the event had its fair share of criticisms. Fans questioned several things that Triller did on the night, while there were also many slip-ups.

The commentary team attracted the most criticism from fans, who lashed out at ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya in particular and accused him of being intoxicated on the night. While many questioned the unconventional commentary by Snoop Dogg and the others.

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In addition to this, other moments also drew backlash from viewers. Justin Bieber forgot he had another song and almost walked off early. Furthermore, the Regis Prograis vs. Ivan Redkach fight ended in a controversial decision, and fans criticized Redkach for faking a low-blow.

Thus, the Triller event was a mixed bag. However, this clearly did not affect the monetary aspect as they drew an enormous $75 million solely from the PPV revenue. Now, they will look to draw in boxing fans as their next event will see Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr and the return of Evander Holyfield. 

What do you make of this post from Jake Paul and yesterday’s event? Do you think the Triller model is the new way to go?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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