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Common Boxing Combat Purse Per Division: With $60 Million Mixed, Heavyweight, Tremendous Middleweight, and Light-weight Prime the Checklist

Boxing as a sport is getting more lucrative by the day. When a fighter undertakes a bout, they not only consider what the fight would do to their record but also what impact it would have on their overall earnings. Additionally, when the fight is a championship one, the zeros on the cheque get multiplied.

Common Boxing Combat Purse Per Division: With $60 Million Mixed, Heavyweight, Tremendous Middleweight, and Light-weight Prime the Checklist

Boxing as a sport is getting extra profitable by the day. When a fighter undertakes a bout, they not solely think about what the battle would do to their file but in addition what affect it might have on their total earnings. Moreover, when the battle is a championship one, the zeros on the cheque get multiplied. An entire checklist of common purse quantities for championship fights has been compiled by Boxing Kingdom and the outcomes are pretty uncomplicated.

In the meanwhile, there are a couple of weight divisions that drive essentially the most engagement amongst boxing followers. In spite of everything, in addition they host among the most elite fighters of this age. Therefore, when checked out them from a comparative lens, the tremendous middleweight tops the checklist with the best common purses; with the heavyweight division coming in second, adopted by the light-weight division. Collectively, the three divisions herald about $60 million, which is greater than what the remainder of the divisions herald mixed. Why are these particular divisions main the entrance? Let’s discover out.

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As per the outlet, the tremendous middleweight division leads the entrance with champions incomes a median of $25 million. The quantity on numerous ranges is smart. Canelo Alvarez, the highest-earning boxer of right now, from that very division undertook two fights final 12 months. For his battle in opposition to Jermell Charlo, he earned about $25-30 million in purse bid, and in opposition to John Ryder, he took dwelling a $15 million purse quantity alone. He single-handedly, because the undisputed champion, guidelines this checklist. With WBC Interim champion David Benavidez and WBA (Common) champion David Morell endeavor two bouts every in 2023, the division popping out on prime is hardly shocking.

Common market fee purse for world champions per division:

🔹Heavyweight: $20M
🔹Bridgerweight: $1M
🔹Cruiserweight: $3M
🔹Gentle Heavyweight: $5M
🔹Tremendous Middleweight: $25M
🔹Middleweight: $2M
🔹Jr Middleweight: $3M
🔹Welterweight: $10M
🔹Tremendous Light-weight $5M
🔹Light-weight…

— Boxing Kingdom (@BoxingKingdom14) May 1, 2024

The heavyweight division, regardless of having stars like Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, got here solely second at a median of $20 million. That’s as a result of the champions, each Tyson Fury (WBC) and Oleksandr Usyk (WBA, WBO, and IBF) undertook just one battle every final 12 months. When Fury went in opposition to Francis Ngannou, in a non-title battle, he earned a handbag of $50 million. Whereas that was spectacular, his counterpart, Usyk, fought Daniel Dubois. For that battle, he earned about $6 million.

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The light-weight division, nevertheless, is without doubt one of the most energetic in boxing right now and isn’t that distant with a median of $15 million. The WBA (Common) champion, Gervonta Davis fought Ryan Garcia, the interim WBC champion in April final 12 months, within the highest-earning battle of the 12 months. Whereas Davis earned about $30-40 million, his opponent Garcia earned about $30 million including to the division’s tally. Shakur Stevenson earned a considerable purse for his WBC title victory in opposition to Edwin De Los Santos. Whereas the precise quantity has not been publicly disclosed, it’s estimated to be within the vary of $3-4 million.

Devin Haney, the then-undisputed champion of the light-weight division, fought Vasyl Lomachenko to get a handbag of $4 million In whole, these stars introduced in a considerable amount of cash to make the light-weight division turn into one of many largest money-making divisions within the sport.

A better take a look at the opposite weight divisions additionally supplies an fascinating perspective.

The massive checklist continues…

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The welterweight division underwent a historic matchup final 12 months. Terence Crawford was topped undisputed champion after defeating the previous WBA, WBC, and IBF titlist, Errol Spence Jr. Each fighters, reportedly, earned purses of upward of $25 million. This helped the welterweight division herald a median of $10 million.

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The tremendous light-weight division is one other hotspot in boxing with a median per-champion purse of $5 million. The previous WBC champion, Regis Prograis, earned about $6 million when he fought Haney final 12 months. Alternatively, his counterpart, Teofimo Lopez, the WBO titlist, secured a handbag of about $2.3 million. Subriel Matias, the IBF title holder secured $255,000 in opposition to Jeremias Ponce and $357,000 in opposition to Shohjahon Ergashev to usher in a reasonably penny for the tremendous light-weight division. The identical goes for the sunshine heavyweight division too.

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Curiously, this checklist highlights how a lot a champion earned in a handbag in every division. Regardless of some divisions being extra within the information like Naoya Inoue’s tremendous bantamweight division, the quantity of purse cash they introduced in remains to be comparatively lesser at solely $4 million. One of many causes for that is likely to be an absence of American boxing stars within the division and a scarcity of championship fights taking place within the US.

The remainder of the divisions introduced in comparatively lower than these 6 divisions. One of many causes is likely to be a scarcity of recognized faces as champions regardless of having some spectacular expertise. What do you consider this checklist? Tell us within the feedback part under.

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