Jake Paul, the crossover boxing star, now shifts his focus to his professional boxing career, evident in his recent fight with Andre August and the upcoming bout with Ryan Bourland. It appears that Paul has generated more income through boxing than his career as an influencer and YouTuber, as demonstrated by KSI overtaking him on the Forbes Top Creators of 2023.
Recently, Sportico released a list of the highest-paid boxers of 2023, featuring notable names in the boxing world alongside The Problem Child. Nevertheless, the list has shocked boxing fans due to Paul’s position on it.
Jake Paul ranks third in 2023’s highest-paid fighters
Jake Paul has taken the boxing world by storm, evident in his significant PPV numbers, especially in fights against Nate Diaz, Anderson Silva, and Tommy Fury. Nevertheless, it came as a surprise to many seeing Paul in the third position on Sportico’s 2023 highest-paid fighters list.
According to Sportico, the highest-paid fighters, in chronological order from 1 to 6, are Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Joshua, Jake Paul, Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia, and Tyson Fury. Alvarez topped the list with $66 million for his two fights in 2023 against John Ryder and Jermell Charlo, respectively.
Anthony Joshua made $55 million for his three fights with Jermaine Franklin, Robert Helenius, and Otto Walin. Paul, who fought thrice in 2023, has made a whopping $47 million for his fights with Nate Diaz, Tommy Fury, and Andre August.
Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia who fought twice in 2023 made $43 and $41 respectively and Tyson Fury who had a single fight in 2023, against Francis Ngannou, made $40 million and thereby took the sixth spot on the list.
Boxing fans shocked to see Jake Paul third in 2023’s highest-paid boxers
Boxing fans were surprised to see Jake Paul occupy the third spot on highest highest-paid list as evidenced by their reaction. However, some felt that Paul deserved to be on the list for his endeavors. Nonetheless, the overwhelming sentiment was skepticism towards the list.
“Jake Paul wasn’t even the highest paid influencer boxer last year. Numbers are all off lmao,” commented one fan who referenced the Forbes List which did not have Paul making this much money and was even below KSI. “Numbers are off,” commented another fan who seconded the sentiment of the first one.
“No way Jake Paul get paid more than Tyson Fury 😅😅😅,” commented one fan who found it difficult to believe that Paul made more than Tyson Fury. However, it needs to be noted that Tyson Fury made $40 million in a single fight as opposed to Paul making $47 million in three fights
“Ngl at this point you got to respect Jake,” a fan showed respect to Paul. “You can’t lie that he hasn’t improved as a person👏👏👏” the fan further added. As the fan alluded, Paul has indeed changed his perception and has had a lot of haters turn supporters recently.
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