Jake Paul is not too confident about PPV buys for the hugely anticipated boxing bout against Nate Diaz. The YouTuber-turned-professional boxer has come a long way in his professional career, having shared boxing with some of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time.
However, to this date, his highest-selling PPV is his boxing bout against Tyson Fury’s younger brother Tommy Fury. A fight he lost via split decision. Despite fighting the likes of Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley, Paul’s biggest boxing bout has come against an up-and-coming boxer. So, it’s quite understandable if Jake Paul is not quite confident about how much his fight with Nate Diaz does in terms of PPV numbers.
Jake Paul doesn’t think Nate Diaz fight crosses 1 million PPV buys
Paul has put the idea of hitting the 1 million mark aside and believes that his fight against Nate Diaz could bring in 400,000-500,000 PPV buys.
Jake Paul’s last fight against Tommy Fury brought in 830,000 PPV buys, shattering several personal records. Paul sold 500,000 PPV buys for his first fight against Tyron Woodley but sold a measly 200-300k PPV buys for his showdown against Anderson Silva.
While the numbers took a huge jump in the fight against Tommy Fury, it will be interesting to see how well Paul vs Diaz does comparatively. Jake claims that the numbers could “shock us all,” and while breaking his record against Tommy Fury will be the target, touching the 500k mark looks doable.
“This is the most amount of interest we’ve had in terms of ticket sales, live gate. We’re pretty much all sold out. The highest average ticket prices for any of my fights.” Jake Paul says.
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Over the course of the entire week, Paul criticized Diaz for not promoting the fight. However, the last few days have seen a lot of action. The heated face-off and the backstage altercation between both the teams have brought him enough heat for fans to tune in for the fight.
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