JAKE PAUL revealed he is giving Tommy Fury his 'biggest payday' with a spot on his undercard and said: 'It's coming out of my pockets'.
Paul, who is 3-0 in his career all by knockout, returns to the ring on August 29 against ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
Featuring also on the bill is 2019 Love Island star Fury, who fights the YouTuber's sparring partner Anthony Taylor.
Paul insisted his online rival, and the rest of the undercard fighters, will make career-best purses – all at the expense of his own pay.
He told The Mirror: "It's coming out of my pocket for sure. Like, directly out of my purse.
"Everyone on the card is getting the biggest pay-day that they've ever had as a fighter and that's just part of my movement.
"Look, these fighters deserve more and I want everyone to be excited and I want everyone to know that we as fighters should take care of each other."
Paul, 24, has beaten online rival 'AnEsonGib', ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, and most recently retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37.
But he faces his biggest step up to date in Woodley, 39, who held the UFC welterweight title from 2016-2018.
With Fury, 22, signed to Paul's American network Showtime on a two-fight deal, it paves the way for the pair to fight should they both prevail.
And Paul revealed it was his plan to have the 6-0 light-heavyweight, brother to heavyweight champion Tyson, on his undercard.
He said: "It was my idea to bring Tommy over.
"I've been trying to do that for a while, I even wanted him on the undercard of my fight with Ben Askren, but it wasn't possible.
"We've finally made it happen and I want to see what this kid is made of; I want to see how he resonates with a US audience and put him a bigger platform.
"Let's be honest, nobody's ever bought a Tommy Fury pay-per-view, nobody tunes in and buys pay-per-views to watch Tommy Fury.
"Maybe people see that he won because he posts about it on Instagram, but nobody's ever actually bought a Tommy Fury pay-per-view so I have to build him up."
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