- A study by Pickswise looked at some of the most lucrative fights in boxing and worked out how much cash was earned per punches landed
- The study revealed Logan Paul earned a minimum of $8,929 per punch in his exhibition bout against Floyd Mayweather
- “Money” Mayweather lived up to his nickname and earned a whopping $232,558 per punch landed and that’s before any PPV money
During Sunday’s spectacle, Paul, to his credit, managed to land 28 punches against one of the greatest boxers of all time. Paul’s guaranteed purse of $250,000 meant he earned nearly 9 thousand dollars per punch landed and that figure will likely be a lot higher once the PPV spoils are shared.
Mayweather features heavily on the per punch league table and his performance on Sunday earned him another spot, this time at 12th.
The 44-year-old earned $232,558 for every punch he landed on Paul, and while that may sound like a hefty amount, Mayweather earned over $1.6M per punch in his previous bout against MMA superstar Conor McGregor. McGregor, himself earned nearly $800,000 per punch.
Logan isn’t the only Paul cashing in on the sport. His younger brother, Jake, has an upcoming bout with former UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley and he already boasts pro wins over Youtuber AnEsonGib, former NBA player Nate Robinson and former MMA fighter Ben Askren.
Jake’s last win over Askren lasted less than 2 minutes and the former Disney star walked away with at least $76,667 per punch landed.
Strangely, Askren goes down as one of the most financially efficient boxers of all time. The former UFC fighter netted at least $166,667 per punch and walked away with a total minimum of half a million dollars.
The table below shows per punch data for some of the biggest fights and exhibitions in boxing.
|Boxer||Opponent||Date||Earnings (£)||Earnings ($)||Win/ Lose||Punches Landed||Earnings per Punch (£)||Earnings per Punch ()|
|Manny Pacquiao||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||May 2015||£115,500,000||$150,000,000.00||L||81||£1,425,926||$1,851,852.00|
|Floyd Mayweather Jr.||Manny Pacquiao||May 2015||£192,500,000||$250,000,000.00||W||148||£1,300,676||$1,689,189.00|
|Floyd Mayweather Jr.||Conor McGregor||August 2017||£211,750,000||$275,000,000.00||W||170||£1,245,588||$1,617,647.00|
|Conor McGregor||Floyd Mayweather Jr.||August 2017||£65,450,000||$85,000,000.00||L||111||£589,640||$765,766.00|
|Anthony Joshua||Andy Ruiz Jr.||December 2019||£46,200,000||$60,000,000.00||W||107||£431,776||$560,748.00|
|Floyd Mayweather||Logan Paul||June 2021||£7,060,500||$10,000,000.00||N/A||43||£164,198||$232,558|
|Ben Askren||Jake Paul||April 2021||£361,440||$500,000.00||L||3||£120,480||$166,667.00|
|Mike Tyson||Roy Jones Jr.||November 2020||£7,500,000||$10,000,000.00||D||67||£111,940||$149,254.00|
|Roy Jones Jr.||Mike Tyson||November 2020||£2,250,000||$3,000,000.00||D||37||£60,811||$81,081.00|
|Jake Paul||Ben Askren||April 2021||£498,790||$690,000.00||W||9||£55,421||$76,667.00|
|KSI||Logan Paul||November 2019||£675,000||$900,000.00||W||56||£12,054||$16,071.00|
|Logan Paul||KSI||November 2019||£675,000||$900,000.00||L||61||£11,066||$14,754.00|
|Logan Paul||Floyd Mayweather||June 2021||£176,490||$250,000.00||N/A||28||£6,303||$8,929|
|Jake Paul||Nate Robinson||November 2020||£424||$600.00||W||8||£53||$75.00|
|Nate Robinson||Jake Paul||November 2020||£424||$600.00||L||10||£42.40||$60.00|