Ryan Garcia will make a guaranteed purse of $250,000 to fight Francisco Fonseca on Friday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
BoxingScene.com obtained documents filed with the California State Athletic Commission, which shows that Fonseca will earn $30,000 in a fight that will stream on DAZN.
Garcia also reeled in $250,000 for his last fight in November, a 98 second destruction of Romero Duno in Las Vegas. Before the Duno fight, Garcia earned $50,000 in March against Jose Lopez in Indio, California for an event that reached $1 million in gross revenue.
Garcia clashed with Golden Boy Promotions several times last year on social media, stressing that he needed to be valued more, not only with his pay, but with his main event status as well. A contract extension in September patched the relationship back together, and both parties have been happy ever since, highlighted by Garcia’s pay, and being showcased at the arena of which the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks play their home games.
In the co-main event, former world champion Jorge Linares will earn $100,000 in his fight against Carlos Morales, who will earn $80,000.
Alexis Rocha ($75,000) and Blair Cobbs ($40,000), who each will be fighting in separate bouts, are the next two highest earners of the evening.
Manouk Akopyan is a sports journalist and member of the Boxing Writers Assn. of America since 2011. He has written for the likes of the LA Times, Guardian, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Men’s Health and NFL.com and currently does TV commentary for combat sports programming that airs on Fox Sports and hosts his own radio show in Los Angeles. He can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube at @ManoukAkopyan or via email at [email protected].