Jake Paul claims he made big money in his fight against Ben Askren on Saturday night but some industry insiders are calling B.S.
On Sunday, Paul took to social media to claim Saturday night’s Triller Fight Club event sold 1.3 million PPVs.
BREAKING: Jake Paul says last night's fight did 1.3 million PPV buys.
That adds up to about $65 million. pic.twitter.com/i4aNblv6I7
— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) April 18, 2021
TOTALLY UNEXPECTED: Jake Paul claims his fight yesterday generated 1.5 million pay-per-view buys and $65 million in revenue as he empties a bag full of $1 bills. pic.twitter.com/wshzqiFgru
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) April 18, 2021
Paul went on to update that the event had actually sold 1.5 million PPVs and generated $75 million which would put it on par with Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto fight as the 12th highest PPV of all-time.
***UPDATE 1.5m PPV BUYS
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 18, 2021
Despite Paul’s claims industry insiders are suspicious of the PPV numbers he and Triller are giving out. According to Bloody Elbow’s John S. Nash, several industry sources believe the PPV numbers are probably closer to 700k than 1.5 million.
Ok I've been asking around and other sources in the industry are really suspicious of the Triller numbers. From their own contacts they think it did much, much less. Maybe less than 1/2 what was originally reported. So I don't know what number to believe
— John S. Nash (@heynottheface) April 19, 2021
Even with the adjusted numbers from industry people, 700k PPVs sold at $50 is still a pretty impressive number.