Showtime confirmed the Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Pay Per View price to considerable balking around the boxing world.
Jake Paul PPV price
Paul vs Rahman will be available for $59.99 on Showtime PPV early next month as a YouTuber and unranked professional trade blows.
The fact Madison Square Garden is the host venue could have been a considerable sway in such an unfathomable price for the fight.
It’s even weirder when you consider Paul offered his last event at the same price, and it wholeheartedly bombed.
It’s now up to fans to prove Showtime’s gamble correct, as judging by Paul’s previous Pay Per View numbers, it’s a massive reach. This is mainly because Paul vs Rahman is only the night’s co-headliner on August 6.
Paul and Rahman Jr. share those duties with Amanda Serrano, the former WBN Female Fighter of the Year.
The son of the former two-time heavyweight champion, Rahman Jr., had approximately 100 amateur fights. He has trained under boxing sages like Emanuel Steward, Calvin Ford, and now Yoel Judah, father and trainer of the former two-division world champion Zab Judah.
Rahman Jr. is undisputedly the first full-fledged boxer that Paul has faced.
Paul, a YouTube star and influencer-turned-pro boxer, is a Cleveland native. He started his pro boxing journey in January 2020 and is fighting out of Puerto Rico under the tutelage of Danny Smith and B.J. Flores.
The Jake Paul PPV price is firmly up for debate.
The other half of the dual main event features seven-division women’s champion Serrano of Brooklyn.
She will defend her featherweight titles against Argentina’s Carabajal in a 10-round dual main event.
Serrano made history in April when she and Katie Taylor were the first women to headline the main event at MSG in a lightweight bout.
Now she returns to her natural weight in front of her hometown fans.
The Paul vs. Rahman Jr. and Serrano vs. Carabajal event is co-produced by SHOWTIME PPV. Also by Most Valuable Promotions (MVP), a company founded by Paul and Nakisa Bidarian.
Holden Boxing will be the licensed promoter of the event. Paul and Bidarian will serve as executive producers for the event.
The pay-per-view telecast is produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV at the cost of $59.99.
Paul vs Rahman Jr. undercard
Two of boxing’s most exciting prospects, Ashton “H20” Sylve and Brandun Lee, will highlight the SHOWTIME PPV undercard.
Teenage sensation 18-year-old Sylve and knockout artist Lee will make their SHOWTIME PPV and Madison Square Garden debut against some tough competition.
Sylve, of Long Beach, Calif., will face the durable Braulio Rodriguez of the Dominican Republic in an eight-round lightweight bout. While the 23-year-old Lee, of La Quinta, Calif., will face Will Madera in a 10-round super lightweight bout opening the pay-per-view telecast.
Tickets are on sale and available at www.msg.com.