Jake Paul taunts Floyd Mayweather and UFC icon Conor McGregor over the magnitude of their early combat purses amid claims that his first round KO of Ben Askren grossed $ 75 MILLION … with YouTube star planning the ‘biggest pay’ per-view star in ‘to become’ history
- Jake Paul stunned ex-UFC fighter Ben Askren in his last professional fight
- Paul brought his professional boxing to 3-0 after the knockout win in the first round
- The YouTuber claimed on social media that the fight brought in £ 75 million in PPV
- He seized the opportunity to taunt Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor for money
YouTuber turned professional boxer Jake Paul revealed his daring plan to become the ‘greatest pay-per-view star’ in history when he took a swipe at Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor for their skinny early fighting purses.
Paul defeated ex-UFC fighter Ben Askren in a thrilling first-round knockout last weekend to take his professional record to 3-0.
The 24-year-old, who has more than 20 million subscribers on YouTube, claimed on Instagram that the fight brought in $ 75 million (£ 54 million) in PPV sales, underscoring his incredible appeal.
Jake Paul continues to boast about the amount of money he can generate as a boxer
Paul swept to Conor McGregor (left) and Floyd Mayweather (right) on early combat charges
Due to his astonishing reach with the general public and his ability to turn that into huge financial returns, he took the opportunity to swipe at two other fighters he has been associated with fighting.
Speaking to his brother Logan in an interview on the Impressive YouTube channelJake Paul explained the difference between his fighting career and that of Mayweather or McGregor.
“We’re going to be crazier than before the next,” said Paul.
In Conor McGregor’s third fight in the UFC, he was paid $ 80,000. In Floyd Mayweather’s third fight, he was paid $ 7,500.
Paul claimed on Instagram that his fight with Ben Askren made $ 75 million via pay-per-view
And besides, no one in this room can name who they fought against. I’ll pay you 50,000 if you can. ‘
McGregor defeated Diego Brandao of Brazil in his third fight in the UFC in 2014 and produced an impressive first-round KO of his own.
Mayweather’s third professional match took place in 1997 in Las Vegas against Jerry Cooper.
“Money,” as Mayweather is commonly referred to, caused a first-round TKO hiatus to destroy Cooper.
But Paul is not worried about what has gone before him in the world of fighting, and his management has told him he can become the ‘most impactful and important’ boxer in history.
He added, ‘By the way, this is what my management texted me:’ We’re doing this right and you’re going to be the greatest pay-per-view star in history.
YouTuber turned boxer Paul humiliated Askren and sent him crashing within two minutes
Retired UFC fighter Askren apologized to the world after his disappointing loss in Atlanta
“You are the most impactful, most important boxing professional in history”. ‘
Paul has beaten fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib and retired NBA player Nate Robinson so far in his boxing career.
Askren was expected to be the toughest test of Paul’s credentials, but he made sure the screen looked easy.
Askren was tipped as the favorite to go into the fight – and has since been accused of ‘laughing at the bank’ for his reported payday of $ 500,000 (£ 360,782) despite his defeat.
‘I got knocked out by Jake Paul – it’s f ***** g embarrassing,’ said Askren.
‘I have not disappointed the MMA community, I have disappointed the world. People hate Jake Paul, and they wanted me to make him miserable. ‘