Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley each acquired the identical purse for Sunday’s Showtime boxing match.
Paul and Woodley have been paid $2 million every for the eight-round battle at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, based on paperwork obtained by MMA Junkie from the Ohio State Athletic Commission on Tuesday.
Paul defeated Woodley by cut up choice, enhancing to 4-0 in his younger boxing profession. It was the skilled boxing debut for Woodley, who’s a former UFC welterweight champion.
Paul, who’s been a vocal advocate for fighter pay in MMA and boxing, mentioned previous to the battle that he would take cash “directly out of my purse” and distribute it to fighters on the cardboard so they’d obtain “the biggest pay-day that they’ve ever had as a fighter.” It’s unclear if Paul adopted via.
The listing of payouts from the Ohio fee, which could be seen under, displays solely what’s acknowledged on official contracts.
Reminder: These numbers are for contracted purses solely. They don’t embody different parts reminiscent of pay-per-view buys, proportion of ticket and merchandise gross sales, or discretionary bonuses the promotor could have paid.
Jake Paul = $2,000,000 (no win bonus)
def. Tyron Woodley = $2,000,000 (no win bonus)