The Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley rematch was reportedly a commercial failure as new PPV sales figures have revealed the second fight drew considerably less than their first meeting… but Jake Paul doesn’t buy the reports.
Although Paul walked away with arguably his most viral knockout yet, his latest boxing event is reportedly his worst-selling to date.
After a last-minute opponent swap, as Tommy Fury backed out and Woodley stepped in, the PPV appears to have “bombed,” according to reports from DAZN Boxing. While official numbers haven’t been revealed, initial reports claim the rematch “did under 65,000 buys.”
This puts Paul vs. Woodley 2 as the social media celeb’s weakest outing to date. In fact, it appears to be his first boxing event not to crack the six-figure sales mark.
Sources: Have learned that Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2 “bombed” on cable/satelitte PPV. Numbers are below November’s #AEW Full Gear which did under 65,000 buys on terrestrial TV. Streaming numbers are unknown. #boxing
— Steven Muehlhausen (@SMuehlhausenJr) December 23, 2021
Jake Paul slams “BS” pay-per-view reports
On December 29, The Problem Child dismissed the pay-per-view sales, calling them “bullsh*t.”
“The PPV number rumors are bullshit. 1st fight w Woodley we sold 500k+ Numbers for this one are still rolling in but still looking positive,” he explained, but did admit sales could have been better. “Not my best business night.”
The YouTuber further added that fans wanted to see him take on Tommy Fury, and in the end, that fight didn’t go on as planned.
The PPV number rumors are bullshit
1st fight w Woodley we sold 500k+
Numbers for this one are still rolling in but still looking positive
Not my best business night
But remember.. Everyone wanted to see me Vs. Fury and that’s what we sold..
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 29, 2021
If these early figures for the rematch hold true, the initial bout sold more than 7x better in the United States.
It is worth noting, however, that these figures don’t take into account digital streaming sales just yet. Rather, these PPV buys come directly from cable and satellite providers.
The event sold at $59.99 in the US, meaning early figures translate to under $4 million in total PPV revenue.
It didn’t take long before social media ran wild with these reports. Even Paul’s targeted opponent Jorge Masvidal of UFC fame was quick to mock the low figures.
“B**ch boy can’t afford the big boys,” he joked on Twitter. “Never again do I want to hear my name associated with the fake.”
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) December 29, 2021
We’ll have to see what the total numbers end up adding up to, and if Paul can return to his former pay-per-view selling himself the next time he steps foot into the ring with a new opponent.