Eddie Hearn reveals how much money AnEsonGib wanted to fight Jake Paul
In an interview following the massive KSI vs Logan Paul boxing event, Eddie Hearn has revealed how much money British YouTuber AnEsonGib wants for his proposed fight against Logan’s brother, Jake.
KSI vs Logan Paul was undoubtedly one of the biggest boxing events in recent history, outshining the likes of national hero Anthony Joshua to become the most-bought pay-per-view boxing event in the United Kingdom in 2019.
There’s also no doubt that both fighters would have added a lot of money to their bank account off the back of this fight, with most rumors suggesting each fighter had a multi-million dollar contract, making the fight even more worthwhile than it already was.
One fight that people seemingly managed to forget about though, was the one between Jake Paul and AnEsonGib that never took place, despite some fantastic hype and build-up in the weeks leading up to the event in Los Angeles.
Though the fight between Gib and Jake Paul has not yet come to fruition, based on his response in an interview with iFL TV, promoter Eddie Hearn believes it’s still a possibility – but that Gib’s requested income could be a little higher than expected.
Asked about the possibility of the two getting themselves on a card and whether it’s realistic, Hearn said:
“It is [realistic]. It’s just a case of like… Gib wants $1 million doesn’t he,” bursting out laughing as the interviewer refers to him as “Seven Figure Gibber.”
Continuing, Hearn said: “I don’t know how big Gib is. I don’t think he’s as big as Jake Paul but I must say, I really enjoyed being around those boys (referencing Gib as well as Ethan ‘Behzinga’ Payne and Joe Weller) and I thought they were brilliant all week.”
(Timestamp 14:21 for mobile users)
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Hearn went on to say that he’d like to keep all of these people involved in boxing somehow, be it through commentary, reporting or another avenue, and continuing to turn their viewers into boxing fans.
He also said, though, that he would prefer to have another fight with KSI or Logan Paul taking on one of the many A-List celebrities that have supposedly reached out to him in the lead-up to and following the fight.
Though he hasn’t named his possible A-List fighters, he said that these are people he knows could fight and would work hard to make themselves pro.
Gib later tweeted out a clip from the video, saying: “Specifically, I WANT 5MILL IN CASH!”
Specifically, I WANT 5MILL IN CASH!!! pic.twitter.com/x0HirOmNHc
— Ali (@AnEsonGib) November 13, 2019
Though it’s not been confirmed how much KSI and Logan Paul each made from the fight, it seems Hearn feels Gib asking for $1 million may be a little bit excessive. evidenced no better than through his smile when he mentions it, clearly unable to keep a straight face at the thought.
Regardless, it’s looking very possible we see Gib on a fight card at some point in the near future, though whether he makes the money he wants from it remains to be seen.