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Official ‘Paul vs. Silva’ salaries: What will each fighter earn for tonight’s PPV event?

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Jake Paul and Anderson Silva will collide in a highly-anticipated boxing match later tonight (Sat., Oct. 29, 2022) live on Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) and FITE.TV from inside Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Ariz., and the two fighters will earn millions doing it.

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BOXING BLOCKBUSTER!  International superstar and serial risk-taker, Jake “The Problem Child” Paul, will face the biggest challenge of his budding boxing career when he takes on former UFC Middleweight champion, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, inside Gila River Arena in Phoenix, Ariz., on Sat., Oct. 29, 2022, streaming live on (and Showtime) pay-per-view (PPV). “Paul vs. Silva,” which will also feature retired UFC veteran Uriah Hall taking on former NFL running back Le’Veon Bell, start time is slated for 9 p.m. ET, with a PPV price tag of $59.99.

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According to a recent report by Draftkings, Paul is expected to earn $1.5 million in guaranteed salary for his main event showdown with “Spider.” Of course, Paul will have the opportunity to bring in millions more as he will receive a 65% share of the total PPV buys. This means “Problem Child” could walk away with well over $10 million if the boxing event does the numbers its expecting to do.

Silva, on the other hand, will earn a guaranteed purse of $500,000. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) kingpin will get a 35% share of the total PPV buys which should allow him to make millions from this matchup with Paul. Silva will also make more money on the backend through merchandise sales and sponsorship.

It’s been two years since “Spider” parted ways with UFC so it’s good to see him still relevant and making money off a legendary career. In fact, this may be one of the biggest paydays of his life as Silva steps inside of the ring with a social media star 22 years younger and hungry for a finish.

For the full Paul vs. Silva fight card and PPV lineup click here. will deliver LIVE coverage of the ‘Paul vs. Silva’ PPV main card right HERE. The $59.99 FITE.TV/Showtime PPV kicks off at 9 p.m. ET, with Paul and Silva likely to make the walk closer to midnight.

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