For his third professional boxing match, Jake Paul (2-0, 2 KOs) will make $690,000 for his Triller pay-per-view headlining fight Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Paul should be in line for a more thrilling payday depending how well the PPV sells.
His opponent, former ONE welterweight champion and UFC fighter Ben Askren (19-2 MMA), will earn $500,000, per the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission.
The co-main event will feature the night’s highest earner — at least on paper.
Former 140-pound champion Regis Prograis (25-1, 21 KOs) will make $850,000, while opponent Ivan Redkach (23-5-1, 18 KOs) will take home $250,000.
Onetime UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (19-13 MMA) will make $350,000 in his pro boxing debut against former two-time cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham (29-9-1, 13 KOs), who will earn $150,000 for his first fight in nearly four years.
The PPV in “The Peach State” will kick off with Colombian reggaeton artist Reykon making his pro boxing debut earning $80,000 against Joe Fournier (8-0, 8 KOs), who will return after a four-plus year layoff to make $220,000.
The fighting will also be paired with musical performances by Justin Bieber, The Black Keys, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Diplo, Major Lazer, and the premiere of the hip-hop group Mt. Westmore, which is made up of Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort and E-40.
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