Following the biggest win of his career, Jake Paul is not buying the suggested report of the lack of PPV buys that his rematch against Tyron Woodley pulled in. Earlier this week it was reported that the second meeting between Paul and Woodley “bombed” on cable/satellite PPV, a report that “The Problem Child” vehemently disagreed with it.
In the rematch of their fight, Paul defeated Woodley with a devastating sixth-round knockout. Woodley took the fight on short notice after expected opponent Tommy Fury had to withdraw due to a rib injury, which could have contributed to the lack of buys and interest. With news of the buys making rounds on social media, Jake Paul took to Twitter to respond to the report, labeling it as “bulls**t” and explained that numbers are still rolling in, but he did claim that it was not his best business night.
Shoutout to Showtime for riding with me and all the fighters on the card and Tyron for not being a bitch like most of these “fighters” are..
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 29, 2021
“The PPV number rumors are bulls**t. 1st fight w Woodley we sold 500k+. Numbers for this one are still rolling in but still looking positive. Not my best business night. Bbut remember.. Everyone wanted to see me Vs Fury and that’s what we sold.. Shoutout to Showtime for riding with me and all the fighters on the card and Tyron for not being a b***h like most of these “fighters” are.”
To credit Jake Paul’s response to the report, MMA Fighting detailed that while the verified numbers may not come out through Showtime, their sources stated that the rematch did not do as bad as it has originally been reported. Even with the numbers being lowered than their first encounter, Jake Paul continues to do big business in boxing, and while it’s been reported that he will be taking some time off following this last fight, any fight he has moving forward will likely continue to bring in plenty of money and attention.
There are no official numbers for the Paul vs Woodley 2, but with sales on the digital side still yet to be known, it’ll be interesting to see what the final numbers end up being. Jake Paul continues to take over the boxing world and no matter what the PPV buys he pulls in, there’s no doubt that he’s becoming a star more and more in each fight that he wins.
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