Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Kessler-Stieglitz Pay Figures, Sauerland Deny Numbers

Editor's Note: Shortly after BoxingScene.com ran the below story, we were contacted by Chris Meyer, General Manager for Sauerland Event, who fully denies the figures that were published by Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.

"These numbers are everything but true. I have no clue where the Ekstra Bladet paper got those numbers from. No one from Steinforth or us had confirmed those amounts. The fact is, the negotiations were tough and both fighters will receive a good purse. The purses were negotiated based upon the fact that the bout will be held in a soccer stadium and we hope to have a good crowd of perhaps 15 to 25,000 people and the live feed will taken by networks in Germany and Denmark. But in no way did the purses reach the level that was quoted in the Danish Paper."

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

By Mel Ohlhoft

According to a report by Ekstra Bladet, Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs), through his promoter, had to agree to pay WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (40-2, 23 KOs) nearly double the money to finalize a deal for the fight to take place in Coppenhagen, Denmark on November 5th. Kessler will receive an amount in the area of seven million kroner [max of 1.34 million dollars] and Stieglitz is set to receive around thirteen to fourteen million kroner [max of 2.69 million dollars].

Kessler's promotor Kalle Sauerland admits the fight was very costly to make. Kessler will also make additional revenue from other sources, like the millions that are generated from what is expected to be a sold out venue. An additional five million kroner [961,000 dollars] is going to be paid by the Danish public service channel TV2. The rest of the TV money will be generated from Sauerland's deal with ARD, and Showtime has agreed to televise the fight as well.

"These were very difficult and delicate negotiations. Some of the most troubling that I have ever been involved in. We actually negotiated for more than two months," Sauerland said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattlingNelson on 08-22-2011

[QUOTE=RyunosukeRonin;11015717]Taxes or no taxes fair offer from Bute or not didn't seem like he tried to squeeze him if he'd of made a big deal about the money or lack there of he'd of gain some support and when the…

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 08-20-2011

Taxes or no taxes fair offer from Bute or not didn't seem like he tried to squeeze him if he'd of made a big deal about the money or lack there of he'd of gain some support and when the…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 08-20-2011

[QUOTE=Ray*;11014838][B]So if Kessler fight in canada and earns $3.5M he would still get tax by the danish tax man?[/B][/QUOTE] Precisely. And get the danish welfare benefits as well obviously.

Comment by Ray* on 08-20-2011

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;11014825]You get taxed where you live. Not where you work. So he'd be taxed the same regardless.[/QUOTE] [B]So if Kessler fight in canada and earns $3.5M he would still get tax by the danish tax man?[/B]

Comment by BattlingNelson on 08-20-2011

[QUOTE=Medved;11014557]I dont get this, Kessler ducked Bute for like 2-3m, who is a real opponent. and instead Kessler will now make like 1m and Stieglitz will make like 3-4? Does Kessler know that he wont get taxed in canada? I…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (25)
Top Headlines Jacobs Reflects on Charlo Confrontation, Building Superstar Run Carlos Cuadras Enters Rehab To Deal With Drug Issues Loeffler's Hollywood Fight Night Series Returns on May 22 Photos: Lomachenko Putting in Work For Linares Showdown Keith Thurman Explains Why He Vacated The WBC World Title Chocolatito Appears Unlikely For Golovkin-Vanes Card Jessie Vargas Would Fight Broner in Texas - Rejects Idea of Ohio Saunders: Even if Canelo Beats GGG - He's Still a Cheat To Me News: Matias vs. Estrella Set, Zuhayr Al-Qahtani, Castillo, Villa Photos: Gary Russell, Joseph Diaz - Go Face To Face at Presser Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter Unification Next, Says Sulaiman Keith Thurman Vacates WBC Title, Garcia-Porter Ordered Luis Ortiz vs. Dillian Whyte - WBC Final Eliminator Ordered Hearn: Daniel Jacobs Likes The Jermall Charlo Fight Golovkin: 'We'll See' About Having Canelo Rematch in September Adonis Stevenson: I Look Forward To Knocking Badou Jack Out! Broner-Vargas Telecast Peaked at 891,000 Viewers on Showtime Murray: Warren Does My Head In, Must Stop GGG-Saunders Talk Lewis Ritson vs. Paul Hyland, Josh Kelly vs. Kris George - June 16 Claressa Shields vs. Hanna Gabriels Set For June 22, Showtime Dmitry Bivol's Future Plans are Detailed By His Manager Malignaggi Definitely Wants To See a Broner-Vargas Rematch Charlo Wants to Test Himself Against Golovkin 'On the Way Out' Jessie Vargas-Adrien Broner: Afterthoughts Bellew: I'm Ready For War, Ready To Beat David Haye at All Costs Liam Cameron Warns Jenman That He's in For a Real Hard Night Joseph Parker Ready To Face Dillian Whyte To Get Back on Top Horn's Promoter Rips Top Rank For Approaching Crawford-Khan Bellew Fears That it May Take a Death For Boxing To Tackle PEDs Adrien Broner's Post-Fight Antics Create Yet Another Black Cloud GGG Promoter: We Feel Vanes Has Better Credentials Than Spike Francisco Vargas Pushing Hard To Secure Berchelt Rematch Golovkin: Vanes is Not an Easy Fight, This is a Real Guy Photos: Golovkin, Martirosyan - Square-Up at Media Workout Gary Russell: I Don't See Joseph Diaz Fight Being a Long Night Photos: Gennady Golovkin, Vanes Martirosyan - Go Face To Face Photos: Jessie Magdaleno Putting in Work for Isaac Dogboe Photos: Pacquiao, Matthysse - Face To Face at Petronas Towers Tony Bellew: I Had Meetings With UFC Stevenson vs. Jack Now Heads To Toronto, Not Montreal
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement