Professional boxer and social media influencer Jake Paul claimed on Instagram that his fight with Tyron Woodley brought him some $100 million. Paul has no losses since the start of his boxing career last year.
Jake Paul Claims to Bag $100m from Tyron Woodley Fight
Jake Paul, aka The Problem Child, is a professional boxer and social media influencer from Cleveland, OH. Born in 1997, he started his amateur career in 2018 and made his professional boxing debut in January last year. The 24-year-old boxer quickly rose to fame, winning his one amateur fight and all four of his professional fights so far. Besides his YouTube career, boxing also helped Paul rake in quite a few bucks.
Judging by a recent post on Instagram, The Problem Child’s bank account may have gotten significantly bigger following the win against Tyron Woodley. The fight took place this Sunday and was won by Paul via a split decision. This marked Paul’s fourth pro win in a roll as he kept his perfect record with no losses.
What’s interesting, however, is what that fight brought to Paul’s bank account. He claimed on Instagram that he got “10% closer to becoming a billionaire.” It is known that the fight brought him at least $1 million guaranteed, according to the Evening Standard. However, The Problem Child’s claim over Instagram suggests that he may have made some $100 million in total from the fight.
The Problem Child Keeps Pristine Record
Paul’s first pro fight with Ali Loui Al-Fakhri, aka AnEsonGib, took place in Miami in January 2020. That fight alone brought The Problem Child a hefty $1 million, while AnEsonGib took home $900,000, despite losing the fight. After that, in December, Paul fought Nate Robinson and won once again. Speaking for ESPN in December, The Problem Child revealed that the fight brought him “eight figures,” meaning that he made $10 million minimum.
More recently, he fought against Ben Askren, a former Bellator MMA and ONE Welterweight Champion in April. Defeating Askren, Paul took home $690,000. However, that number did not include the pay-per-view sales, which are usually split. From the 1.3 million pay-per-view buys, The Problem Child claimed that he took a hefty $65 million.
Focusing on the bigger picture, from his professional fights, Paul may be getting closer to piling up nearly $200 million. This is in case all claims he has made are true, which means that he may be near 20% of becoming a billionaire.