Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley's insane fight purses come to light

·Sports Reporter
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Jake Paul (pictured left) getting ready to throw a punch at Tyrone Woodley (pictured right).
Jake Paul (pictured left) and Tyrone Woodley (pictured right) both cashed $2.7 million for their boing fight. (Getty Images)

Both YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC fighter Tyrone Woodley earned equal purses following their controversial boxing fight on Monday.

Paul defeated the deflated Woodley in a controversial split decision - hardly as convincing as he had predicted - leaving the YouTuber undefeated in his boxing career.

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While many fans were left disappointed with the bout, which was labelled a 'farce' by some, Paul and Woodley both earned $AUD 2.7 million for their eight-round bout, according to MMA Junkie.

Neither fighter had a win bonus inserted in their contract, but repots suggest Paul also gave away an estimated $1 million to other fighters on his card.

Amanda Serrano earned $US75,000 for her win as chief support, besting Mexican Yamileth Mercado, who earned $US45,000.

Another big name on the cards was heavyweight Daniel Dubois, who banked $US100,000 for his first-round demolition of Joe Cusumano, whose purse totalled $US111,000.

However, Dubois would likely earn more due to his deal with BT Sport Box Office who broadcasted the fight in the UK.

Jake Paul backtracks on social media post

While there was plenty of speculation over who Paul would face for his next opponent, with either a rematch with Woodley likely or a bout with Tommy Fury, the YouTuber saw it differently.

In a sudden twist, Paul took to social media to update his account as a 'retired boxer'.

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Paul stunned a few followers on social media, following the bout, when he appeared to retire from the sport.

But, the move was clearly a publicity stunt after announcing 24 hours later he wasn't retired.

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