Jake Paul hit back at claims his rematch with Tyron Woodley ‘bombed’ in its pay-per-view figures.
A journalist claimed Paul vs Woodley 2 had received fewer than 65,000 buys on cable/satellite.
It didn’t take long for the YouTuber-turned-boxer to respond and refute those numbers, while conceding he has had better nights at the office.
“The PPV number rumors are bulls****,” Paul wrote on Twitter.
“First fight with Woodley we sold 500k-plus. Numbers for this one are still rolling in but still looking positive. Not my best business night. But remember, everyone wanted to see me vs. [Tommy] Fury and that’s what we sold.
“Shout out to Showtime for riding with me and all the fighters on the card and Tyron for not being a b**** like most of these ‘fighters’ are.”
Paul was due to fight British boxer Tommy Fury, and younger brother of heavyweight champion Tyson, before he withdrew due to illness and injury.
Instead of cancelling the event, Woodley stepped in and the YouTuber knocked him out to move to 5-0 as a boxer.
MMA Fighting report that although the numbers for the rematch are lower than the first fight, it is not as low as the numbers reported.
The fight was sold at $59.99, the same as the first fight earlier in the year, while digital sales for the bout are unknown and could be the reason for the disparity in numbers.
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