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Old 09-25-2007, 05:34 PM   #22
Motor City Sam
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Default Re: Clottey-Collazo purse bid YUCK

Originally Posted by Ambition_Def
My point wasn't about the matchup anyhow. If this doesn't dispell some of the illusions about pro boxers being rich and well off nothing will.

These guys are as high profile as you get outside of champion/elite level. Yet they are making 17.5k for a fight. Take out what you pay for your training and manager costs. It ain't much.
You make a good point, AD. When people ask me how much boxers make, I usually answer, "not enough". For every million dollar purse there are hundreds of guys fighting for no more than a couple of hundred bucks per round, if that.

17.5 K is going to disppear fast one the expenses and taxes are taken out.
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