The pay-per-view numbers for Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren have reportedly been revealed.
This past Saturday night, April 17, Paul and Askren went one-on-one in a boxing match. It was Askren’s first pro boxing bout and Paul’s third. Despite Askren’s combat sports experience, he was far outmatched in the ring. Paul scored a first-round TKO win.
Paul hopped on social media claiming that the event brought in 1.3 million PPV buys. He then claimed the number increased to 1.5 million.
If a new report from MMAFighting.com‘s Damon Martin is to be believed, then Paul was telling the truth.
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— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) April 19, 2021
“Sources: Triller Fight Club featuring Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren in the main event broke over 1 million PPV buys — final numbers still being calculated but likely around 1.2 to 1.6 million total.”
The card also featured former world champion Regis Prograis scoring what was initially a technical decision win over Ivan Redkach. After further review, the result has been changed to a TKO win.
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir shared the ring with former IBF Cruiserweight Champion Steve Cunningham. Mir’s efforts were on display but Cunningham emerged victorious via unanimous decision.
Here are the full results from the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren card.
Main Card (Triller, 9 p.m. ET)
Jake Paul def. Ben Askren via TKO – R1, 1:59
Regis Prograis def. Ivan Redkach via technical decision (59-55, 60-54, 60-54)
Steve Cunningham def. Frank Mir via unanimous decision (58-56, 60-54, 60-54)
Joe Fournier def. Reykon via TKO – R2, 3:00
Prelims (FITE, 8 p.m. ET)
Junior Younan def. Jeyson Minda via unanimous decision (78-71, 78-71, 78-71)
Quinton Randall def. William Jackson via unanimous decision