Jake Paul v Ben Askren purses revealed as YouTuber to make £500,000 plus PPV bonus but Regis Prograis gets £615,000
JAKE PAUL is in line to make a guaranteed £500,000 for his fight against Ben Askren.
The YouTuber headlines in Atlanta tonight alongside retired UFC welterweight Askren.
Per the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission, Paul will clear £500,000 but his purse is expected to rise after pay-per-view sales.
Askren on the other hand is set to receive around £350,000 but again has a cut of the PPV profits.
Social media app Triller, who are promoting the box office event, are backed by billionaire film producer Ryan Kavanaugh.
Ryan Kavanaugh told SunSport in February that he expects the fight to sell over 2million PPVs.
It means Paul, 24, and Askren, 36, can expect their fight purses to rocket into the millions.
On the undercard, former WBA world champion Regis Prograis, 32, makes his return against Ivan Redkach, 35.
And interestingly, Prograis has a higher guaranteed paycheck than headliner Paul.
The American will bank near to £615,000 plus a cut of the PPV bonuses.
But it is understood Prograis' slice of the box office buys are not as high as Paul's.
Also featuring on the bill is Frank Mir, who twice won UFC gold, facing former cruiserweight champ Steve Cunningham.
Mir will earn £250,000 while opponent Cunningham makes close to £110,000.
Millionaire entrepreneur Joe Fournier, 10-0 as a boxer, returns after five years out and fights musician Reykon.
Brit Fournier will pocket near to £160,000 while reggaeton star Reykon is set for almost £60,000.
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