Report: Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley card sold approximately 500,000 pay-per-view buys
The final numbers for the recent boxing tournament, titled by Jake Paul and Tyrone Woodley, are still being tied, but according to a recent report, there will eventually be about 500,000 pay-per-view purchases.
While digital sales have already been counted, traditional pay-per-view channels like cable and satellite companies can take weeks to publish reports. When all is said and done, the final numbers could be slightly above or below 500,000 purchases, but the event is not expected to add any astronomical numbers that far after the show has taken place.
The news on pay-per-view sales for Paul vs. Woodley was reported by the Wrestling Observer, and Dave Meltzer estimated the current purchase ratio to be somewhere between 480,000 and 500,000.
Ahead of the event, the Paul vs. Woodley card was touted as a potentially huge card, and the boxing powerhouse said pre-sales had already coincided with a show headlined by his brother Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather earlier this year.
This card sold nearly 1 million pay-per-view views, and the highlight was an eight-tour exhibition between Paul and Mayweather.
Since his debut in boxing, Paul has become one of the most talked about athletes in martial arts, and has also drawn the attention of viewers to his competitions. Paul vs. Ben Askren earlier this year reportedly topped 1 million pay-per-view purchases, although executives such as UFC President Dana White have questioned those numbers.
Regardless, Paul and Woodley, with nearly 500,000 purchases, will continue to be considered a success for Showtime after investing in a YouTube celebrity prior to this match with a multi-fight deal.
By comparison, “Paul vs. Woodley” will more than double the sales of the recent pay-per-view card headlined by Gervonta Davis and Mario Barrios after the event reportedly garnered just over 200,000 purchases.
Paul’s next fight has not been announced at this time, although he has expressed interest in possibly facing Tommy Fury or UFC star Jorge Masvidal. There is no confirmation yet when he can enter the ring again.