Opposite UFC 225 on Saturday night are two boxing cards airing respectively on ESPN+ and Showtime. The ESPN+ event is topped by a WBO welterweight title bout between America’s Terence Crawford and Australian titleholder Jeff Horn, while Showtime has the WBA featherweight title rematch between Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares, as well as the WBC junior middleweight championship featuring Jermell Charlo and Austin Trout.
The fighter purses are in for those three bouts, and the most lucrative one is unsurprisingly Crawford vs. Horn. ESPN’s Dan Rafael has the details, including how Crawford and Horn will be making more guaranteed money than what’s on the official paysheet from the Nevada Athletic Commission:
Purses from Las Vegas per the Nevada State Athletic Commission: Terence Crawford’s official contract is for $1.75 million though his guarantee from Top Rank is $3 million. Jeff Horn’s official purse is $500,000 but he is guaranteed $1.25 million.
$3 million is certainly high for a non-PPV fight, and a career payday for Crawford, whose lone PPV appearance saw him get a $1.3 million purse against Viktor Postol. This is also a career-high for Horn, who only made a reported $1 million for his upset win over Manny Pacquiao last July.
The co-main event to Crawford vs. Horn, a non-title, 10-round lightweight bout between Jose Pedraza and Antonio Moran sees Pedraza earn $35,000 and Moran just $12,500.
As for Santa Cruz-Mares 2 and Charlo-Trout, the California State Athletic Commission has only Santa Cruz making seven figures, although PBC fighters can often make more than what’s listed.
Leo Santa Cruz $1 million
Abner Mares $750,000
Jermell Charlo $750,000
Austin Trout $250,000
Crawford vs. Horn starts at 9:30 PM ET on ESPN+, while the Showtime doubleheader kicks off at 10 PM ET on Showtime.