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Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley II fight purse: how much money are they making?

Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley face off in a boxing rematch in Tampa on Saturday, with former UFC champion Woodley out for revenge over YouTuber Paul.

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TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 15: Tyron Woodley works out during a media workout at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa pool prior to her December 18th fight against Jake Paul on December 15, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.   Julio Aguilar/Getty Images/AFP
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YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley are set for another bumper payday when they face off in a boxing rematch in Tampa.

Woodley on revenge mission after replacing Fury in Florida

After suffering a split-decision defeat to Paul on his professional boxing debut in Cleveland in August, Woodley is chasing revenge over the 24-year-old on Saturday night, having stepped in at the last minute as a replacement for Tommy Fury.

Paul was originally scheduled to face Fury in Florida this weekend, but the Briton - who is the half-brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury - withdrew earlier this month due to a chest infection and a broken rib.

Paul, the younger brother of fellow internet star and boxer Logan Paul, heads into his rematch with Woodley with an unblemished pro record of four wins and no defeats, albeit this comes with the caveat that he is yet to fight a dedicated boxer.

Prior to his win over Woodley, Paul beat YouTuber AnEsonGib in January 2020, before victories over ex-NBA player Nate Robinson in November 2020 and former mixed martial artist Ben Askren in April this year.

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Paul vs Woodley II: what's the fight purse?

No official details of the fight purse for Paul vs Woodley II have yet been revealed.

According to Ohio State Athletic Commission documents seen by MMA Junkie, Paul and Woodley were paid a guaranteed $2 million each for their opening bout, so we can expect them to pocket at least that amount again for their rematch.

They are also likely to net significant additional earnings from their cut of the revenue from pay-per-view purchases, with US rights holder Showtime charging $59.99 to watch the fight. Paul and Woodley’s first bout is widely reported to have accrued around 500,000 PPV buys.

Meanwhile, Paul has pledged to pay Woodley a $500,000 bonus if the 39-year-old knocks him out in Tampa.

Paul vs Woodley II: fight info

Billed as ‘Leave No Doubt’, Paul vs Woodley II is to be held at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday 18 December 2021. The main fight card begins at 9pm ET/6pm PT, with the main event ring walks scheduled for around 12 midnight ET/9pm PT.

As mentioned above, Showtime PPV will be broadcasting the bout in the US, at a cost of $59.99. Viewers will be able to stream the fight online on Showtime.com or the Showtime app.

You’ll also be able to follow Paul vs Woodley II with AS USA's Andrés Restrepo, who'll be providing live-text coverage of the fight.

Paul vs Woodley II: fight card

Main card:

Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley - cruiserweight

Amanda Serrano vs Miriam Gutiérrez - lightweight

Deron Williams vs Frank Gore - heavyweight

Liam Paro vs Yomar Álamo - light welterweight

Preliminary card:

Anthony Taylor vs Chris Avila - super middleweight

J’Leon Love vs Marcus Oliveira - cruiserweight

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