Shocking Figures Prove Jake Paul Hype Train Might Finally Be Dead 

Published 12/29/2021, 9:00 AM EST
Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley head butt as they fight at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Jake Paul’s name is one of the most popular boxers in the world currently and has a massive following on the internet. The 24-year-old Ohio native has amassed a huge following from his days on Disney to his vlogs on YouTube.

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Where it might take an average boxer, a couple of years or even a decade to fill up an arena, Jake has been doing so from the very beginning of his pro boxing career. Not only that, he has defeated every opponent he has faced till now and that too in a convincing fashion.

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His list of opponents includes YouTuber AnEsonGib, NBA star Nate Robinson, and MMA star Ben Askren. The most recent opponent Paul defeated was the former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley.

Stats show a huge decline in Jake’s popularity

All of Jake Paul’s fights till now had been a huge spectacle and had raked in great PPV buys. According to ‘The Sun‘, Problem Child’s first match against Woodley sold around 480,000 to 500,000 buys. However, the second matchup seems to have bombed in sales.

Boxing, MMA, and Pro Wrestling Writer for DAZN, Steven Muehlhausen shared this fall in sales on Twitter. He stated, “Sources: Have learned that Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2, “bombed” on cable/satellite PPV. Numbers are below November’s Full Gear which did under 65,000 buys on terrestrial TV. Streaming numbers are unknown.”

Many people in the comments pointed out that these stats are only of the cable sales and added that no one watches traditional TV these days.

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Why did the PPV sale drop so suddenly?

According to Steven, there wasn’t that much hype for the rematch. Factors like the pricing of the ticket and the timing of the match led to his drastic drop in sales.

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Keep in mind these are only terrestrial sales, the online sales are yet to be calculated.

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Siddharth Negi

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Siddharth Negi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This English graduate, who has been following MMA and the culture surrounding the sport for almost four years, elected to fuse his degree and interest to provide fans with the background information beyond the fights. Negi believes that combining his vast knowledge and curiosity for every little fact of the sport with his love for language can bring a change to the reader’s point of view.

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