JAKE PAUL could generate $18million in pay-per-view sales alone for his fight with Anderson Silva – if his estimations are correct.
The YouTuber-turned boxer beat Silva last weekend in Arizona, marking the most legitimate win of his 6-0 career.
Jake Paul on his brother’s podcast
And he believes the bout will have brought in up to 300,000 PPV buys when it is all said and done.
That amount, priced at $60, means $18m (£15.6m) would have been made in box office receipts.
Paul said on his brother’s podcast: “I think it will go around 200-300,00 which is kind of upsetting.”
The American also revealed he will now target fights in the summer, having competed against Halloween, the World Series and the NFL.
He said: “This is the worst time of the year to fight, but guess what? I had to fight.
“All of my fights from now on will be in the summer, there’s no sports. There’s like this perfect gap in July/early August where there’s no sports.
“And by the way, all my others fights were during Covid when no one had anything to do or anything to watch.
“NFL was cancelled, NBA, nothing was on. I had to fight this year, I just had to get it f***** done, I’m sick of waiting around.”
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Paul, 25, had not boxed since last December, when he knocked out ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley, 40, in their short notice rematch.
Woodley only filled in, four months after losing on points, after Tommy Fury, 23, suffered a rib injury.
Fury rescheduled with Paul for August but was again withdrawn, this time amid a US visa issue.
Hasim Rahman Jr, 31, signed in replace but lightening struck twice as the bout was cancelled due to a weight disagreement.
So by the time Paul stepped foot in the ring against Silva, 47, it had been ten months since he had fought.
And on the week of the bout, it was thrown into doubt after the UFC legend claimed he was knocked out twice in sparring.
Silva admitted his words were lost in translation but the commission still held an emergency meeting, later passing the Brazilian fit to fight.
But Paul claimed the initial news of Silva’s fitness woes caused a negative impact on the PPV sales.
He said: “On the PPV buys thing, the pre-buys were going crazy, up, up, up.
“On Wednesday, when the news came out about Anderson, saying he got knocked out or whatever and the fight was in jeopardy and all this press came out, the pre-buys tanked all the way down.
“The general public sees that and is like, ‘Oh, it’s not happening.’ Tommy pulled out, Hasim pulled out. ‘Oh, Jake f***** Paul can’t get an event together, this is done.’
“It killed, ticket sales, we’re still selling tickets, that day everything went to zero.”
UFC legend Anderson Silva lost to Jake Paul on points
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I improve my punching form?
Boxing’s most important aspect is punching form. For you to become a better boxer, your punch technique must be perfected. Here are some ways to improve your boxing technique.
- Keep your head up. You should keep your head high when throwing punches.
- Punch from the shoulder. If you are going to throw a punch, aim for the shoulder and not your chin.
- Concentrate on your feet. Focus on your feet when punching.
- Give short, fast punches. Throwing longer punches will tire you out more quickly.
- Don’t forget about defense! Remember to stop incoming punches.
- Use your elbows. The best way to defend your self is with your elbows.
- Learn to use your legs. Your legs can save you from getting knocked over if you know how to use them properly.
- Keep practicing every day. Keep training even if it makes you tired. You need practice to be successful at any task.
- Have fun! Enjoy what you’re doing.
- Keep your lungs open. Breathing correctly will make you stronger and give you energy.
- Relax. Don’t be too concerned about making mistakes. Focus on learning new things.
- Be patient. Boxing can be difficult. It takes time to perfect your skills.
- Never stop learning. There will always be improvement.
- You can listen to music. Music can help you relax and concentrate during training.
- View videos of professional fighters. You can be inspired by watching them fight.
- Read books. Reading books can help you better understand boxing techniques.
- Take breaks. Sometimes, you need to take a break. Play soccer or basketball outside.
- Find a coach. Having a coach who knows boxing well can help you improve faster.
- Do push-ups. Push-ups help build strength and endurance.
How many punches can one human take?
A punch can be defined as “a blow delivered with a fist”. The human body can only take one punch at a given time. If someone punches you in the face you are being punched. You cannot hit him/her back. This would be two punches.
What is Boxing and how does it work?
Boxing involves two people trying to knock each others out with punches in the face and head. The object of boxing is to hit an opponent as hard as possible without hurting yourself. Both boxers need to be able throw punches at high speeds in order to achieve this. They must also have good hand-eye coordination.
What are the main types of boxing glove?
There are three types of boxing gloves available: mitts and fingerless mitts. The padding around the knuckles of mitten gloves is called padding. Fingerless mitts are not padded around the knuckles and still cover the fingers. Full-fingered gloves have padding throughout the entire hand.
The mitten is used to punch or hit with the fist. Fingerless mitt gloves are used for punching or striking with the knuckle of the index finger. Boxing gloves for full-finger punching can be obtained with full-fingered hands.
What is the average time it takes to become a professional fighter?
It takes years of hard work and dedication to become a professional boxer. You will need to train at least 10 hours per semaine if you want to be a professional boxer.
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Here are the Essential Skills of Boxing
How to effectively box
Boxing is the most loved sport in the world. It is made up of two competitors who aim to knock the head off each other. The rules of boxing vary from country to country. There are three types: Amateur, Professional, or Olympic boxing.
Amateur boxing is usually practiced at school, college or university. This form of boxing involves sparring with no protection and using padded gloves. Usually amateur boxing competitions consist of three rounds of five minutes each. Amateur boxing can be done in many styles, including Kickboxing and Muay Thai, Taekwondo or Karate, Judo, Wrestling, and Muay Thai.
Boxing is typically practiced in clubs, stadiums or gyms. They have protective equipment such as mouthpieces. Professional boxing contests last six rounds and last for four minutes each. There are several different styles of professional boxing including Boxing, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo and others.
Olympic boxing can be seen at the Olympics. Special protective gear must be worn by boxers to ensure compliance with international standards. The competition lasts for eight rounds, each lasting three minutes. Olympic boxing has only two styles, Light Flyweight vs Heavyweight.
The basic skills of boxing are:
- Punching techniques
- Guarding techniques
- The body moves
- Spare parts
There are seven types. Each punch is unique. Some punches require greater strength than others. An uppercut, for instance, requires tremendous strength. A straight punch on the other side requires less power, but is more effective than other punches.
There are many combinations that can be used to punch. These are combinations which combine several punches in order to achieve a specific goal. A combination can contain multiple parts. For example, a combination of a left and right hook will result in damage to the opponent’s jaw.
Boxers use their bodies to defend themselves against attack. He does this by using his legs.
Boxers should use the legs to protect themselves against kicks. He raises his leg when he is hit with a kick and then moves away from the opponent. To avoid being kicked in the side, he bends down if the attacker attacks from the front. He will block the kick with his foot if the attack is coming from behind.
Because elbow strikes inflict a lot of pain, they are very effective. An elbow strike may be delivered directly or in an indirect manner. Directly means that your opponent is hit with your forearm. However, indirectly means that your elbow strike is delivered with another part or your arm.
Boxers use both their hands and arms to prevent incoming blows. Boxers raise their fists to block incoming blows and then move in the direction of the attacker’s attack. Then, they touch the attacker’s hand.
When receiving a blow to the stomach, abdomen or chest, a boxer should bend his knees to absorb the impact. Knee strikes are often used for defense purposes.
A boxer should take control of an attack and respond with counter-attacks. This allows him to put distance between himself, his opponent, and the ring. Also, boxers must maintain their balance while delivering counter-attacks.
Boxing effectively requires a boxer to have a good stance. His stance will determine how he defends. It determines where he will face his opponent and how he will position his body. There are many stances available to boxers. Here are some of the more popular ones:
- A low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
Move your body
Boxers must maneuver around their opponent to win fights. This includes changing speed, position and rhythm.
Rotating his arm to increase the puncher’s reach is a key part of boxing. Depending on the type and size of punch, the speed at which the rotation takes place varies.
The timing of each punch determines the effectiveness of a combination. A combination of strong and weak punches will produce a good result.
Sparring, a boxing practice session, is designed to improve your boxing skills. Sparring is a training session that helps a boxer train his mind and body. The purpose of sparring is, in short, to learn how fight and not get hurt.
In conclusion, learning to box requires dedication and patience. To become a better boxer, you must train hard and for a long time.