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Jake Paul could be very disappointed to hear he's not as big a draw in boxing as he might have thought, with his rematch with Tyron Woodley not doing that many pay-per-view buys.
Love him or hate him, Paul has become one of the biggest names in boxing, on the back of his popularity as a YouTuber before stepping inside the ring.
Plenty of fans care about what the younger Paul brother is doing, even if it's in the hope of him being knocked out at some point, and many wanted to see him face Tommy Fury earlier this month.
Due to the British boxer's rib injury, it ended up being Woodley who got a second crack at 'the Problem Child,' with Paul finishing the fight inside the distance with a brutal knockout.
However it seems that without Fury in the picture, this time around far fewer people were willing to part with their hard earned cash to watch Paul fight Woodley.
According to DAZN writer Steven Muehlhausen, the show sold wasn't even bought by 65,000 people, which isn't as high as All Elite Wrestling's Full Gear show from November!
Sources: Have learned that Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2 "bombed" on cable/satelitte PPV. Numbers are below November's #AEW Full Gear which did under 65,000 buys on terrestrial TV. Streaming numbers are unknown. #boxing— Steven Muehlhausen (@SMuehlhausenJr) December 23, 2021
That is a fair argument. Only other things that come to mind are: 1) No one wanted to see a rematch. 2) That was the sixth Combat Sports PPV in six weeks (4 Boxing, 2 UFC) with Crawford-Porter, Tank-Cruz and Paul-Woodley being overpriced. Way too many PPVs https://t.co/7qXjnAMPH4— Steven Muehlhausen (@SMuehlhausenJr) December 26, 2021
Paul is unlikely to be boasting about his PPV numbers if the reports are true, something he did after the first fight, even though he shouldn't have done.
However that wasn't true and it later turned out that it was closer to 500,000, although some people thought it could have been even lower.
Woodley had managed to avoid being stopped in the first fight, the first person to take the 24-year-old Paul the distance, and there were claims of the fight being fixed.
Whilst the former MMA star was handed a brutal stoppage it didn't stop the claims of things not being on the up and up, something the defeated fighter's coach denied.
Paul was called out by Stephen A Smith for not actually boxing against any boxers and that could finally change in his next fight, whenever it is.
As well as potentially fighting Fury, something the American is not inclined to do, former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr could well be Paul's next opponent.
The Mexican did lose to Anderson Silva in his last fight, so exactly how much of a boxer he still is these days is certainly questionable.
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