Jake Paul has been named the third highest paid boxer behind Canelo and Anthony Joshua in the past 12 months

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Jake Paul is the third highest earning boxer in the last 12 months as the American YouTuber rakes in £ 14 MILLION from wins over Nate Robinson and Ben Askren … with only Canelo Alvarez and Anthony Joshua making more money

  • Jake Paul has been named the third highest paid boxer of the past 12 months
  • YouTuber started boxing in a move that has aggravated fans and pundits
  • Paul, 24, has sensationally knocked out Nate Robinson and Ben Askren for the past year
  • According to Sportico, Paul made over £ 14 million for the fights plus endorsements
  • Canelo Alvarez and Anthony Joshua are the only boxers who have earned more

YouTuber Jake Paul has been named the third highest paid boxer in the past twelve months, with only Anthony Joshua and Canelo Alvarez making more money than the internet star.

The 24-year-old fought twice from June 2020 to May 2021, taking just six and a half minutes to sensationally knock out former NBA star Nate Robinson and former UFC fighter Ben Askren.

According to sports finance aggregator Sporty, Paul brought in more than £ 14 million from those two periods, as well as approvals earned outside the ring.

Jake Paul has been named the third highest-earning boxer of the past twelve months

Jake Paul has been named the third highest-earning boxer of the past twelve months

The 24-year-old YouTuber has switched to boxing, winning two fights from June 2020 to May 2021

The 24-year-old YouTuber has switched to boxing, winning two fights from June 2020 to May 2021

That figure sees him ranked as the third-highest-earning boxer in that time frame. Heavyweight champion Joshua, who fought Kubrat Pulev in front of 1,000 fans in December, was the second highest earner.

Meanwhile, Mexican superstar Canelo tops the list of boxing stars after reportedly bringing in £ 44.5 million, as well as making the top 100 earning sports stars.

The unified super middleweight champion fought three times from June 2020 to May 2021, beating Callum Smith, Avni Yildrim and Billy Joe Saunders.

The American made £ 14 million after wearing former UFC star Ben Askren and retired NBA star Nate Robinson

The American made £ 14 million after wearing former UFC star Ben Askren and retired NBA star Nate Robinson

Commenting on the report, Paul said, 'We're just getting warmed up' as he sees more fights

Commenting on the report, Paul said, ‘We’re just getting warmed up’ as he sees more fights

TOP EARNED SPORTS STARS FOR THE LAST 12 MONTHS

1. Conor McGregor ($ 208 million)

2 Cristiano Ronaldo ($ 126 million)

3. Lionel Messi ($ 120m)

4. Dak Prescott ($ 108.4 million)

5. LeBron James ($ 101.8 million)

6. Neymar ($ 100 million)

Roger Federer ($ 84 million)

8. Tom Brady ($ 80.4 million)

9. Kevin Durant ($ 80.1 million)

10. Stephen Curry ($ 74.5 million)

* According to Sporty

Despite aggravating many of the boxing and MMA communities, Paul is causing a stir in the martial arts and recently signed a multi-fight agreement with Showtime Boxing to broadcast his upcoming bouts.

The 24-year-old responded to the news of his mega earnings by tweeting, ‘Oh, we’re just getting warmed up.’

Paul’s one-round KO win over Askren reportedly sold over 1.5 million pay-per-views, representing the 10th largest PPV in boxing history.

The Ohio-born star was also the co-main event for Mike Tyson v Roy Jones Jr. last year, knocking out Robinson in just two rounds.

Paul’s win over Askren has seen a slew of stars call out the YouTuber for an in-ring clash, ranging from UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman to Love Island star Tommy Fury.

The 24-year-old also has a longstanding rivalry with Dillon Danis, Conor McGregor’s training partner, who is fighting Bellator. The MMA organization is also airing on Showtime, which gives a small indication of who Paul might fight next.

Paul has fought four times in the ring. He beat fellow YouTube stars Deji and AnEsonGib before going up against Robinson and Askren.

He also clashed with Floyd Mayweather at a press conference for the boxing greatman’s fight with Paul’s older brother, Logan, in Miami.

That figure is only surpassed by heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Canelo Alvarez

That figure is only surpassed by heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Canelo Alvarez

The Mexican made it to the top 100 list after earning £ 45.5 million after three fights

The Mexican made it to the top 100 list after earning £ 45.5 million after three fights

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