Paul and Woodley were paid $2 million each for the eight-round fight at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, according to documents obtained by MMA Junkie from the Ohio State Athletic Commission on Tuesday.
Paul defeated Woodley by split decision, improving to 4-0 in his young boxing career. It was the professional boxing debut for Woodley, who is a former UFC welterweight champion.
Paul, who’s been a vocal advocate for fighter pay in MMA and boxing, said prior to the fight that he would take money “directly out of my purse” and distribute it to fighters on the card so they would receive “the biggest pay-day that they’ve ever had as a fighter.” It’s unclear if Paul followed through.
The list of payouts from the Ohio commission, which can be seen below, reflects only what’s stated on official contracts.
Reminder: These numbers are for contracted purses only. They do not include other elements such as pay-per-view buys, percentage of ticket and merchandise sales, or discretionary bonuses the promotor may have paid.