Anderson “the Spider” Silva, the former UFC Middleweight champion, is ready to face Jake Paul. The names alone are enough to generate a lot of interest for this fight, which is set to take place on October 29th, 2022, at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
Jake Paul has never lost a boxing match and holds an 80% knockout ratio. Jake has won against former UFC champions Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren. The problem child has a slight advantage over the 47-year-old Brazilian fighter, but Anderson Silva is going to be his toughest opponent to date.
Anderson Silva has a stellar MMA resume and holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC history. After leaving the UFC, the spider made his boxing debut in March 2021, appearing four times in the ring and winning three times while knocking out his opponents twice.
Though Silva seemed backfooted because of his age, it also means the Brazilian champ possesses a vast amount of experience, which could be a differentiating factor for the upcoming bout.
After analyzing previous payment records and data from insiders, we came to the conclusion that this is how much these two could be making for the upcoming clash. Let us break down the fight purses, payouts, and salaries of these elite boxers.
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva Purse, Payouts, Salaries
Jake Paul has a huge fan following and possesses the ability to grab the audience for his bouts. Even though Jake Paul only fights with former players, his attention-seeking ability has made him one of the highest-paid boxers in recent years.
In his last 2 bouts against Tyron Woodley, Jake Paul pocketed a lofty total of $2.8M for each of the clashes. The lowest earner for Jake Paul to date was against former Bellator champion Ben Askren, in which the YouTube sensation still walked away with a tidy sum of $690,000.
For the upcoming clash against Silva, Jake Paul will be grabbing a guaranteed purse of $1.8M, but with a 75% PPV share, his total purse will be a whopping $6.5M (including sponsorship deals).
The Brazilian fighter will earn more than his regular pay, as Jake Paul promised. That’s why Anderson Silva is set to bag $750.000 guaranteed pure and, with his 25% PPV share, Silva will receive a lofty total of $1.9M (including sponsorship deals).
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva Fight Purse Breakdown
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Since Jake Paul is more popular than Silva, it’s clear that Jake will make more money. The problem child’s popularity is the reason why the PPV buys will reach a record number! Hence, it is only fair that he gets a bigger cut than his opponent!