Around two weeks after one of the most interesting boxing events of the year, we have a report as to how the card did on pay-per-view.
The vast majority of the talk around Jake Paul has never been how good of a boxer he is, but how big of a draw he is. Now a little over two weeks after his Showtime Boxing PPV fight against former UFC champ Tyron Woodley, we have a little bit better of an idea of just how popular the star is.
According to a recent report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestler Observer Newsletter, the card likely did between 480,000 and 500,000 buys. With all of the internet purchases having been tallied, cable numbers are likely to be finalized in the near future — but aren’t expected to change much.
The news of the numbers may come as a bit of a letdown to both Paul and Woodley, as pre-fight there was loads of talk that the bout will either match or surpass Paul’s brother Logan’s exhibition brawl with Floyd Mayweather from this June. That show allegedly did 1 million PPV buys. It’s also important to note that this is the first PPV Paul has fought on that has done under 1 million PPV buys.
Prior to this bout, the smallest show Paul has fought on was his amateur fight against Deji in the co-main spot of his brother’s first fight against fellow YouTube personality KSI, where that card did 1.3 million buys back in 2018. Paul’s most recent PPV bout against Ben Askren did at least 1.45 million, according to Paul and Triller.
On the bright side, the card as of now is still the second-biggest boxing PPV of 2021. Only surpassed by the aforementioned Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather, the card did double what two of the biggest boxing stars on the planet did earlier this year. Beating out Gervonta Davis defeating Mario Barrios, and Manny Pacquaio vs Yordanis Ugas.