CLEVELAND – Malki Kawa believes he negotiated a powerful deal for his consumer Tyron Woodley going into Sunday’s anticipated boxing match with Jake Paul.
Kawa, one of many co-founders of First Round Management, stated it was a sophisticated course of coming to phrases with Paul’s facet on monetary particulars across the boxing match between the YouTuber and the previous UFC welterweight champion.
He’s finally happy with the center floor that was reached, and except for Conor McGregor’s memorable match with Floyd Mayweather in 2016, thinks Woodley is about to make the most important payday ever for an athlete entering into the boxing ring for the primary time.
According to Kawa, the expectation is for Woodley to depart with a payday within the mid-eight-figures. Not solely does he get a base purse, however he additionally is about to obtain a minimize of the pay-per-view buys. Kawa additionally hinted at a share of things resembling ticket gross sales, merchandise and extra.
“The money is good,” Kawa informed MMA Junkie. “He’s making a seven-figure payday, and it’s not like $1 million. It’s more. And we get a piece of everything as well, so we expect him to walk out of here with a substantial payday for his first fight in boxing.”
If Woodley is profitable within the eight-round, 190-pound bout with Paul that airs on Showtime pay-per-view from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, the fallout will pattern towards an instantaneous rematch between the 2. Kawa confirmed Paul’s workforce requested for a rematch clause to be included within the preliminary contract, and “we said yes.”
First “The Chosen One” should deal with enterprise on battle evening, although. It’s been a chaotic week main as much as the match, with a busy press convention happening on Thursday the place the groups from each athletes clashed then some heated interviews going down on Friday.
Kawa stated Woodley hasn’t been flustered by any antics from Paul on his workforce, although. He stated he sees similarities in Woodley’s demeanor from previous to UFC 201, when he claimed the UFC welterweight belt from Robbie Lawler. That makes him be ok with Woodley’s probabilities.
“Great vibes (from Woodley) – Robbie Lawler vibes,” Kawa stated. “That one. Very focused. Very prepared. You can tell he’s confident in what he’s done for this fight. When you watch him – you see him very calm. He didn’t have to cut any weight. He’s in a great mood. Calm. As you get older the weight cuts get harder, but he was a professional and he always made weight. You see the last four fights, the weight cuts and that stuff. Probably took a lot out of the tank. We’re going to have a full tank. We’re going to be able to go the distance. We’re going to be able to knock him out. We’re going to be able to do whatever we want to do.”