Jake Paul’s purse for Ben Askren bout sees him earn less than undercard fighter

Jake Paul may be the headline act of tonight's boxing action.

But the YouTube star-turned-boxer won't be walking away with the biggest payday of the fighters on the card.

That's because former WBA world champion Regis Prograis, 32, will scoop a whopping £615,000 plus a cut of the pay-per-view bonuses after his fight with Ivan Redkach.

Paul will only earn £500,000 for his fight with former UFC star Ben Askren – but his purse is expected to rise after PPV sales.

Askren, however, is set to receive around £350,000 but is also in line to receive a cut of the TV profits.

"I'm excited about it," Prograis said.

"They're super famous and famous in a different way so it doesn't bother me at all. I'm just going to go out there, have a great performance and win over the fans."

"Some people are complaining about these YouTube guys but I'm actually excited about it," Prograis' trainer Bobby Benton added.

"They're bringing new viewers to boxing. They're bringing the young crowd which is what boxing needs."

  • Jake Paul mocks Ben Askren's "beer belly" during fiery weigh-in ahead of boxing match

Paul and Askren have clashed in the build-up to the fight, with press conferences turning nasty between the pair in the last two weeks.

Askren is a former Olympic wrestler and has vast experience from his time as a Bellator champion.

Paul, however, has only had two professional fights – one against a fellow YouTuber and one against an NBA star.

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  • But the 24-year-old is confident he can beat Askren and prove he is a boxer to fear.

    "I see a guy who's underestimating me, I see a guy who is taking this as a joke and I see a guy who said, 'I have to take a s***' during the face-off.

    "This is the last 24 hours we will all have to hear Ben Askren. This one means a lot for me, this one is for Shadow (Paul's bodyguard).

    "I don't believe he makes it out of two rounds; look at the guy, he has a beer belly so he clearly didn't take training camp seriously."

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