The second boxing match between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley earlier this month is reported to have bombed on pay-per-view.
That’s the word according to DAZN, who have claimed that the event did less than 65,000 buys on Showtime, though they were keen to stress that doesn’t take into account streaming numbers, which were solid for previous fights involving the Paul brothers.
“Have learned that Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2 “bombed” on cable/satelitte PPV,” DAZN’s Steven Muelhlahausen wrote on Twitter. “Numbers are below November’s #AEW Full Gear which did under 65,000 buys on terrestrial TV. Streaming numbers are unknown. #boxing.”
Paul has since lashed out at the report and suggested the numbers are false.
“The PPV number rumors are bullshit 1st fight w Woodley we sold 500k+,” Paul wrote on Twitter. “Numbers for this one are still rolling in but still looking positive.”
Despite that denial, Paul then went on to suggest that the event hadn’t been as successful as he would have hoped.
“Not my best business night But remember, eEveryone wanted to see me Vs. Fury and that’s what we sold..”
News that the PPV sales might not be a strong as anticipated will be another blow to Woodley, who suffered a brutal KO loss in the rematch and missed out on his $500,000 bonus he’d been promised if he’d been the one who had KO’d his opponent, but Paul had words of encouragement for the former UFC star regardless.
“Shoutout to Showtime for riding with me and all the fighters on the card and Tyron for not being a bitch like most of these ‘fighters’ are,” Paul stated.