Jake Paul is about to make a lot of money for his third professional boxing match.
The former YouTube-star-turned-boxer is facing retired MMA star Ben Askren. It’s a step up in competition from his previous fights, which were against fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib and former NBA player Nate Robinson. Askren offers Paul a chance at legitimacy, even though this will be Askren’s first boxing match.
Paul and Askren have already made plenty of money in their very different careers, but this fight will offer quite the payout for each.
How much will Jake Paul earn vs. Ben Askren?
Jake Paul has a $690,000 salary for his fight against Ben Askren, per MMA Fighting. But he will likely earn even more than that. In an interview with ESPN’s Mark Raimondi in December, Paul revealed he made “eight figures” for his fight against Nate Robinson (which is a minimum of $10 million).
“My deal was built into the back-end structure of how well the event performed,” Paul said. “The event performed incredibly well.”
It wouldn’t be out of the question for Paul to have a similar deal in place for this fight considering it’s also on Triller. Paul is an investor in Triller and likely will receive a percentage of the PPV earnings for this fight.
How much will Ben Askren earn vs. Jake Paul?
Ben Askren has a $500,000 salary for his fight against Jake Paul, per MMA Fighting.
It’s possible Askren’s contract also includes bonuses on top of the base salary, but even if it doesn’t, half a million isn’t too bad a payout for a guy who was retired.
Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight salaries
Interestingly, neither Paul nor Askren has the biggest payout among the fighters on the card. That belongs to Regis Prograis, who has a base salary of $850,000.
Here is the full list:
- Ben Askren: $500,000
- Jake Paul: $690,000
- Ivan Redkach: $250,000
- Regis Prograis: $850,000
- Frank Mir: $350,000
- Steve Cunningham: $150,000
- Reykon: $80,000
- Joe Fournier: $220,000