Jake Paul is set to take on Jr. at Madison Square Garden on August 6. After the original fight with Tommy Fury fell through, Paul scrambled to find a replacement. Thus far, fans have not had a huge response to the upcoming boxing card at the world’s most famous arena.
Paul has frequently touted the success of his previous boxing matches, both with live gates and pay-per-view buys. As he gears up to face his most formidable opponent yet, ticket sales have been slow. The pay-per-view is also not expected to do very well.
On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed the expectations for the fight. While Jake Paul has had some success with other boxing endeavors, things aren’t going as well this time around. There could be a lot of empty seats at MSG come August.
“Jake Paul is fighting in Madison Square Garden and people are not buying tickets and the belief is the pay-per-view is going to bomb. We will see if that’s the case, but it is one of those things where there was going to be an expiration date on that.”
As Jake Paul prepares for his fight against Hasim Rahman Jr, his brother, Logan recently signed with WWE. He is set to make an appearance on tonight’s Monday Night Raw. Logan will continue his feud with The Miz, which started at WrestleMania 38 when Miz turned his back on the social media star.
If Jake Paul’s boxing match is a failure, he might consider joining his brother in the world of pro wrestling. He recently said that he wants to become ‘WWE Champions’ with his brother. If the boxing thing doesn’t work out, Jake could have that to fall back on.
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