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Jake Paul claims Ben Askren fight did 1.5M buys, generating $65M

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By Sean Jones: YouTuber Jake Paul claims his fight last Saturday night against Ben Askren generated an absurd 1.5 million pay-per-view buys and generated an enormous $65 million on Triller PPV at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta.

Jake (3-0, 3 KOs) isn’t saying how Triller was able to find out so quickly the buy numbers for the fight with Askren. Normally, it takes weeks for the networks to tabulate the number of pay-per-view buys, and yet here, Jake is revealing the totals on social media.

Initially, Jake revealed the fight with the former UFC star Askren (0-1) brought in 1.3 million buys with $65 million generated. But then a short time later, Jake can update on the PPV figures, saying that it’s now 1.5 million buys.

Is Jake dreaming?

The way that Jake is adding more numbers, it gives one the impression that we could see additional updates with the figures creeping higher.

What makes this so unable obviously is the fact that the card was so dreadfully mediocre in terms of compelling fights, and the main event between the YouTuber Jake and the washed-up potbellied Askren was a poor fight.

Even before the match took place last it, was still a dull fight, as Askren isn’t a huge star in the U.S, and Jake is just some YouTuber, whose experience in boxing was limited to fighting another YouTuber and a retired former NBA player.

Jake Paul says Askren fight did 1.5 million buys


“Freddie Roach really perfected Ben’s defense! WHO SHOULD I RETIRE NEXT?” said Jake.

It goes without saying that Jake is going to look REALLY bad if it turns out that he’s telling tall tales to try and pump up interest in his victory over the flabby Askren.

If this a situation where Jake is putting out fake news to hype his win, it’s pathetic.

Of course, if this is just an attention-grabbing scheme by Paul, why didn’t he shoot for the moon and say the fight did over 2 million buys? That would shock some people.

It already sounds insane to imagine Jake’s low-level fight against Askren bringing in 1.5 million buys on Triller pay-per-view. The undercard for the fight was atrocious with these mismatches:

  • Steve Cunningham vs. Frank Mir
  • Regis Prograis vs. Ivan Redkach
  • Junior Younan vs. Jeyson Minda
  • Quinton Randall vs. William Jackson
  • Joe Fournier vs. Andres Felipe Robledo Londono

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