Jake Paul is spelling it out.
Paul defeated the UFC legend by unanimous resolution of their boxing match this previous Saturday at Desert Diamond Enviornment in Glendale, Ariz., even scoring a knockdown in Spherical 8. Not solely was it Paul’s most spectacular win up to now, it was an entertaining back-and-forth scrap.
However the YouTube star doesn’t assume the pay-per-view numbers will precisely mirror that and defined why.
The pre-buys have been going loopy,” Paul mentioned on a latest episode of IMPAULSIVE. “Up, up, up. And on Wednesday, when the information got here out about Anderson saying that he obtained knocked out or no matter, and the struggle was in jeopardy, and all this press got here out, the pre-buys tanked all the best way down. Most people sees that and is like, ‘Oh, it’s not taking place.’ Tommy (Fury) pulled out, Hasim (Rahman Jr.) pulled out, ‘Oh, Jake f*cking Paul can’t get an occasion collectively. That is executed.’ It killed ticket gross sales. Increase, growth, growth, we’re nonetheless promoting tickets that day. The whole lot went to zero. …
“I feel it’ll in all probability go round 200 to 300K, which is sort of upsetting.”
Paul additionally mentioned the timing of the struggle wasn’t supreme, sharing the identical weekend as Halloween and main sporting occasions.
“Halloween, World Collection, Sunday soccer – that is the worst time within the 12 months to struggle,” Paul mentioned. “However guess what: I needed to struggle. All my fights to any extent further will probably be in the summertime. There’s no sports activities. There’s like this good hole in July, early August the place there’s no sports activities. And by the best way, all my different fights have been throughout COVID when nobody had something to do and something to observe. … I needed to struggle this 12 months. I simply needed to get it f*cking executed. I’m sick and uninterested in ready round.”
Possibly it’s as a result of nobody desires to spend cash on a BS boxing match. Maybe if Jake Paul obtained into the ring with an actual boxer, individuals would truly pay to see him get beat down.
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