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Jake Paul Vs. Ben Askren Did 1.5 Million Pay-Per-View Buys And Generated $75 Million

Jake Paul Vs. Ben Askren Did 1.5 Million Pay-Per-View Buys And Generated $75 Million

Paul vs. Askren was a huge success.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar

Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren generated a whopping $75 million (£54 million) - with the fight garnering a massive 1.5 million pay-per-view buys.

The YouTube star gloated the success of his Triller main-event bout by sharing the monstrous numbers in a social media post.

He uploaded a picture of himself surrounded by dollar bills with the 'Fight Club' belt, accompanied with the caption: "1.5 million PPV buys... $75 million dollars generated."

Paul banked a reported fight purse of $690,000 (£500,000) which does NOT include PPV points.

He's likely to have earned a massive seven-figure purse which would have included a cut of the PPV.

After stopping Askren in one round, Paul insisted that he's a "real" fighter as he targets a super-fight with UFC legend Conor McGregor.

He told MMA Junkie: "There are a lot of people. But honestly, when it comes down to signing the contract, these guys duck.

"Honestly, we'll see. The McGregor fight just became more realistic, like I've been saying. I just want to do big fights.

"I'm going to take some time off. I've been working my f**king ass off. I'm only going to do big fights. I want to challenge myself at the same time.

"Ben Askren was a step up. OK, look what happened (in) 1:59. We'll see who the next big challenge is. I don't want to take some bullsh*t sh*t. I want to challenge myself.

"I want to do 3 million, 4 million pay-per-view buys. Who's going to bring in those numbers?"

Paul, 24, now boasts victories over AnEsonGib, Nate Robinson and Askren as his budding boxing career goes from strength to strength.

Featured Image Credit: Jake Paul/Triller

Topics: Ben Askren, Boxing News, Boxing, Jake Paul, Fight News