Boxing purses are bad?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Henk kader, Aug 16, 2021.

Elite boxers are underpaid

  1. yes

    7 vote(s)
  2. no

    16 vote(s)
  1. RealDeal

    RealDeal Active Member Full Member

    May 2, 2009
    Getting paid in cash doesn’t mean it’s tax free…probably not a smart idea to announce that publicly.
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  2. Fares S.

    Fares S. New Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2021
    By no means is Brandun Lee an 'Elite Boxer', but he is a professional with a impressive record thus far (23-0 21Ko's).

    He fought this past Saturday, I seen a report from the payout of that showtime event and Brandun's purse was a whopping $500....
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  3. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    No it's not
  4. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    Considering they wouldn't even be able to fight in the UFC for any purse since UFCs smallest weightclass is 125 lbs I'd say it's not too bad.
  5. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile Clean Your Room! Full Member

    Aug 28, 2012
    Flyweight isn't a glamour division. It's the worst paid division. Purses go up as weight goes up, although top welterweights and top middleweights buck the trend since they usually have more players and thus more pound for pound talent. They actually constitute glamour divisions.
  6. Salty Dog

    Salty Dog Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    Not always. Rigondeaux was overpaid recently.
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  7. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    Well, ofc depends also from fights you had get, manager, promoter, how well known you are, who you had fought, country, your passport ( fans are tribal ).
    Chisora for example is called as journeyman in forums while he had a lot very well paid fights. First looks that was fight vs old over the hill Vitali in Russia, then Haye fight in U.K and his road to big purses just had started.
    While the same Rigo looks that had been offered 400k? to fight vs Loma according to wiki.
    Wrestler with 0-0-0 pro boxing record for fight vs YT star approx? ( dunno what this means ) 500k.
    Both of these looks that are more than Usyk had get for title fight vs then undefeated and in physical prime Glowacki in Poland.
  8. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    He didn't announce it publicly until 23 years later.
  9. Henk kader

    Henk kader New Member Full Member

    Jan 20, 2021
    Boxing has its own "Original Eight" weight divisions, also known as the "traditional", "classic" or "glamour" divisions.
  10. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Well the pay isn't glamorous so not sure what part you think is?
  11. rodney

    rodney Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 16, 2006
    Sometimes you have to buy your opponent.
    That's how crooked some promoters are.