Fight fans fury at Jake Paul PPV price as cost revealed for New York showdown against Hasim Rahman Jr | The Sun

THE PPV price for Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jr has been announced- and fight fans are torn over the cost.

Unbeaten Paul, 25, is set to face Rahman Jr on August 8 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The YouTube star was due to take on Tyson Fury's younger brother Tommy in a long-awaited clash.

But Fury was unable to sort a visa for travel to the US, with Rahman Jr stepping in at short notice.

Paul is returning to the boxing ring for the first time since defeating MMA star Tyron Woodley in December last year.

He's since turned his hand to promotion and brokered the fight between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano at the MSG in April.

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His fight against Rahman Jr will be shown on Showtime in the US – and the pay-per-view price has now been revealed.

Serrano tops the bill of the New York fight night on August 8, facing Brenda Carabajal.

TalkSport reporter Michael Benson revealed: "The Showtime US PPV price for Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jr on Aug 6th will be $59.99."

Fans were immediately torn on the pricing, with plenty of UK-based fans put off by the high cost.

But with UFC pay-per-views often costing $74.99 in the US, others were more forgiving.

One fight fan said: "Criminal that America get away with these prices."

While another added: "Got to be off your rocker to pay $60 for that!!"

And one raged: "Wouldn't spend $60 on front row seats let alone PPV."

But one fan said: "Already ordered and paid for it."

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When Paul faced Woodley in a rematch last November, the PPV cost was the same at $59.99.

Showtime later reported that around 65,000 people bought the fight.

Paul got embroiled in a Twitter spat with old rival KSI after the PPV price was revealed.

KSI took to Twitter to slam the $60 PPV cost to purchase Paul’s clash with Rahman Jr.

The Brit started the row by sharing a fight poster for Paul and Rahman and writing: "$60 PPV. I PROMISE you all that my PPV this August 27th will be less than that."

The Problem Child replied: "No s*** dummy. You have one ‘win’. I have five. Coming off of KO of the year.

"You’re fighting an influencer. I’m fighting a 12-1 legit boxer. We are not the same. You shouldn’t charge more than $10."

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