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22nd Feb 2023

Stark difference between how much Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will be paid for fight this week

Charlie Herbert

The sort of money most fighters don’t get until they’re years into their careers.

There is set to be a stark difference between the pay packets that Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will receive for their eagerly-anticipated fight this week.

After years of chat and smack talk between the pair, Paul and Fury will finally hope to settle things in the ring on Sunday when they face off in Saudi Arabia, in what is probably the biggest YouTube boxing fight since KSI took on Jake’s brother, Logan.

Paul and Fury were first set to clash in 2021, but Fury withdrew, citing injury and illness.

Then, last August, travel issues prevented the 23-year-old Briton from travelling to the US to face American Paul, 26.

Although purists are unlikely to be excited by the bout, there is no denying that it will generate more global interest than most regular boxing fights would – and the money will come rolling in as millions fork out for pay-per-view.

But despite the fact that Fury is the only one of the two to have actually fought a professional boxer, it looks like his 6-0 opponent will be taking home more cash.

According to Sports Zion, Paul is set to net a $3.2 million fight purse, should he win, as well as taking home 65 percent of the overall pay-per-view sales.

That means a payday of $8.6 million including his sponsorships, should he beat Fury.

Meanwhile Fury is reportedly set to receive a $2m purse and 35 percent of the PPV share, meaning he is due to take home $4.5m.

The pair can barely be split by the bookies, but Paul is the slight favourite.

Both of the fighters are undefeated, with Paul registering six wins from six fights, including four KOs, whilst Fury is eight from eight, also with four KOs.

And the WBC president has confirmed that, should Paul beat Fury, he will be officially ranked in the WBC cruiserweight rankings, something which Derek Chisora recently told JOE would be a “disgrace.”

UK viewers will be able to watch Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury live on BT Sport Box Office on Sunday February 26th from 6:30pm.

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