Jake Paul has claimed his grudge match with long-time rival Tommy Fury delivered 'off the f***ing charts' results in pay-per-view buys.
Paul and Fury finally settled their differences in Saudi Arabia last weekend, after two long years of online squabbling. It was the Englishman who took the bragging rights, as he needed all eight rounds to secure a split decision victory over the YouTube star.
The fight did have its critics, due to Paul being the driving force in boxing's new-found boxing scene and Fury's lack of real professional experience in the boxing ring.
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Despite this, it attracted plenty of attention in the build-up, leading to BT Sport Box Office pricing the fight's pay-per-view (PPV) at £19.95 in the UK. The pricing was initially slammed by the fight's critics due to the lack of boxing prowess between the two fighters.
However, if Paul's recent comments are anything to go by the fight PPV records performed impressively well, tipping it to come in at 'over half a million buys'. Admitting the impressive TV buys proved to be a silver-lining following his defeat, he said on his podcast, 'BS w/ Jake Paul': "The silver lining is that the pay-per-views are off the f***ing charts.
"[It is] probably going to be the biggest fight of the year. It's going to be hard to contend with. Maybe (Ryan) Garcia and (Gervonta) Davis (can challenge it). It's probably coming in over half a million buys. So, the business is great."
What lies next for the 26-year-old YouTube star remains unknown, but following his defeat he admitted he would be keen to get back in the ring with Fury. He said post-fight: "I think we deserve that rematch… All respect to Tommy, he won. Don't judge me by my wins, judge me by my losses."
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He once again reiterated this in his recent podcast appearance, whilst also targeting an anticipated fight with KSI, in what would no doubt crown the king of the YouTube boxing scene. He said: "Obviously, there's still so many names out there for me to fight.
"I want to do the rematch with Tommy, but I think all of those fights are still there and still massive."
Despite finally getting the chance to get one over on his long-time rival, Fury himself admitted after his victory that he too would be open to a rematch. Fury said: "This is my first main event. If he wants a rematch, bring it on."
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