Here’s How Much Money Tyron Woodley and Jake Paul Made for Their Boxing Match

Published 09/01/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 13: Jake Paul (L) and Tyron Woodley (R) face off during a press conference before their cruiserweight fight at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on July 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)


Jake Paul picked up a split decision victory against Tyron Woodley in their long-awaited boxing match that took place under the banner of Showtime this past Sunday.

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Considering the success of his last fight against Ben Askren, Paul signed a multi-fight contract with Showtime boxing. Now, one fight into the deal, he made a gigantic amount of money compared to many seasoned and celebrated fighters in the sport.

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Interestingly, Jake Paul has been quite vocal regarding fighter pay, often criticizing the UFC for hoarding a major share of the revenue instead of compensating their fighters handsomely. Therefore, ahead of the event, Paul declared he’d make sure all the fighters on the card would get their biggest payday.

Hence, the question on everyone’s mind was, did he do it?

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fighter payouts

The winner of the main event, Jake Paul, reportedly made a whopping $2,800,000 while his dance partner Woodley made a total of $1.7 million. This amount of $1.7 million is equivalent to the third-highest UFC payday. Another point worth noting is that Jake Paul reportedly took a massive cut from his purse to better compensate the rest of the fighters on the card.

British boxer Tommy Fury earned $722,000 after emerging victorious in his American debut, while his opponent, Anthony Taylor, made a total of $52,000, plus a $50k bonus.

The next fight on the undercard was a women’s boxing match between Amanda Serrano and Yamileth Mercado. Serrano secured the unanimous decision victory, earning $42,000 dollars plus an additional $500,000, making her the recipient of the biggest payday for a female fighter. Mercado, on the other hand, earned $16,000 along with a $50,000 bonus as well.

Next up, Ivan Baranchyk earned a total of $126,000 and Love went home with $120,000.

The only heavyweight matchup on the card, Daniel Dubois vs Joe Cusumano, ended with a first-round TKO for the English native, who received $200,000 for his performance. However, Dubois refused Paul’s additional $50,000 because of his friendship with Tommy Fury (who also refused the bonus). His opponent, Joe Cusumano, went home with $79,000.

Lastly, Olympic boxer Charles Conwell picked up a third-round stoppage victory against Juan Carlos Rubio. The former earned a total of $60,000 and the latter made a total of $18,000.

Is ‘The Problem Child’ changing the landscape of boxing?

Needless to say, Jake Paul’s venture into professional boxing is certainly turning the entire sport upside down. Since the former Disney star entered the sport with a gigantic audience of his own, he has been able to leverage his star power to make a substantial amount of money.

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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)

While this might seem problematic for many purists in combat sports, one must appreciate Paul for constantly shedding light on the issue of fighter pay.

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Perhaps Paul’s actions will force promotions across all combat sports to re-evaluate their pay structure, ensuring the fighters get compensated fairly.

What do you think? Is Jake Paul changing the landscape of boxing? Let us know in the comments.

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David Andrew

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David Andrew is an MMA author at EssentiallySports with a background in English Literature from St. Stephens College. Prior to his current role, David, who combines his passion for writing and combat sports, contributed to the MMA divisions at Sportskeeda and The Sportsrush.

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