DailyMailTV EXCLUSIVE: Jake Paul reveals he received ‘eight figure payday’ for beating UFC fighter Tyron Woodley in split decision win, saying boxing could ‘save his life’
- Jake Paul tells DailyMailTV exclusively how big his payday was from his last fight
- The YouTube star turned boxer beat Tyron Woodley in Cleveland last month
- Paul says boxing helped him realize he doesn’t ‘have to prove…I’m a tough guy’
- The star has started a non-profit organization to fight cyberbullying called Boxing Bullies
- Jake Paul will appear on today’s DailyMailTV. Check your local listings on DailyMailTV.com
- JAKE PAUL: I’ve been the bully… I struggle with that and it drives me to get better
Jake Paul says he’s 10 percent closer to billionaire after beating Tyron Woodley in a split-decision win.
The 24-year-old sat exclusively on DailyMailTV for the first time since his win over the former heavyweight champion.
Paul confirmed that a rematch is unlikely but eventually revealed the number of zeros on salary he received thanks to his win.
Jake Paul has revealed he got an ‘eight figure’ payday for fighting Tyron Woodley
The 24-year-old kept his undefeated boxing record after beating the former UFC star
“It’s eight-digit paydays,” Jake admits.
“The money is great, the company is great, that’s it. I work blood, sweat and tears at the gym, but this has been a product of working day in and day out since I was 17 years old.”
Paul says he only begins to gain a fighter’s respect after he outboxes a five-time Hall of Fame UFC fighter in seven of the eight rounds.
The self-proclaimed “problem kid” has achieved a scandal-ridden fame that has seen him gain over 60 million followers across platforms, though he confesses that all exposure has paid a price.
“The internet is a brutal place where you are never really held accountable for your actions.”
Self-proclaimed ‘problem kid’ has achieved scandal-ridden fame on social media
Paul tells DailyMailTV that he is leaving his Hollywood headliner past behind and owes his changed view of the boxing ring.
“This sport can save my life and I’m sure it can save others.”
The influencer also reflects on his past in a new op-ed for DailyMail.com, explaining how he “was hired and fired by Disney” before becoming a household name.
“I’ve transcended the traditional media landscape into mainstream business success, not something that comes naturally to me.”
“I think a lot of people of today’s generation, especially celebrities, don’t want to admit they’ve done something wrong,” Paul told DailyMailTV host Thomas Roberts. “But I totally agree.”
Paul spoke exclusively with DailyMailTV host Thomas Roberts about his latest venture
The streamer says his environment with influencers has been highly conducive to bullying that he has witnessed, has been subjected to and of which he has been the instigator.
“When people cyberbullied me, attacked me on the internet and I realized how much it hurt my feelings, I thought, wait, I did this too.”
To make up for it, Paul has launched a non-profit called Boxing Bullies, which aims to bring boxing and anti-bullying education together.
“Boxing helped me find confidence in myself to realize that I don’t have to prove to anyone that I’m a tough guy,” he said.
“I love this sport so much. And now I just wanted to share it with the rest of the world and share my story with maybe a few young kids out there.”
Paul founded a non-profit called Boxing Bullies that aims to educate about bullying
When asked if he thinks he still has something to prove despite his boxing victories and online success, Paul agreed that he will “always have a chip on his shoulder.”
“All I can do is do myself and continue to prove people wrong. And hopefully then maybe they’ll look at me and say, you know what, I was wrong about this guy, and that’s okay.” Paul tells Roberts. “It’s okay to be wrong about people.”
Paul expressed his gratitude to DailyMailTV and DailyMail.com for the opportunity to be open about his past and the toxicity of bullying.
“You’ve been through ups and downs and now give me a chance to say my peace.”
“I’m on my path to just leaving a bigger impact here in this world than when I came in.”
Paul admitted he was grateful for the opportunity to open up to DailyMailTV and DailyMail.com