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Spence-Porter To Earn $2 million Each; Benavidez-Dirrell $1M

Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter will each earn $2 million for their fight Saturday night at the Staples Center, a California State Athletic Commission official who reviewed the contracts each fighter signed told 

Spence Jr., the IBF titleholder, and Porter, the WBC champion, will both make additional guarantees to the reported figure and can both earn larger sums thereafter for their Fox pay-per-view welterweight unification fight depending on how well the bout sells.

David Benavidez and Anthony Dirrell, who will be fighting in the co-feature, signed a contract for $1 million each. 

The purse is a downgrade for Spence Jr., who signed a $3 million deal (plus additional guarantees) for his March PPV fight against Mikey Garcia.

Garica also signed for $3 million in that fight that drew 47,000 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas and over 360,000 PPV buys on Fox.

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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 Guardian, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Men’s Health and and currently does TV commentary for combat sports programming that airs on Fox Sports.  He can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube at @ManoukAkopyan or via email at

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Comment by vitali1999 on 09-29-2019

[QUOTE=Oldskoolg;20086505]What’s intersting is that these are flat fees....and if we look at it in reality, 4 fighters on one card are making 7 figure purses with 2 set to make considerably more. When was the last time one card featured…

Comment by Oldskoolg on 09-28-2019

[QUOTE=vitali1999;20085412]Only 2 million each. Still more than I will make in my lifetime.[/QUOTE] What’s intersting is that these are flat fees....and if we look at it in reality, 4 fighters on one card are making 7 figure purses with 2…

Comment by Golden Boi 360 on 09-28-2019

[QUOTE=Pigeons;20084679]$3M for Horn, $3.625M for Benavidez, $5.5M for Khan. Spence will surely be making more than $2M when it's all said and done.[/QUOTE] Thanks. Crawford making good money,:boxing:

Comment by factsarenice on 09-28-2019

The people you call racist have Crawford over Lomachenko. Maybe they don't know he's black. What you wrote are a lot of words but you have no argument. Haymon takes care of himself, he does just fine. Haymon fighters have…

Comment by Griever0730 on 09-28-2019

[QUOTE=Bronx23;20085713]No prob man & I hear you. PPV is outdated and needs to die. Imagine having to pay extra to watch the superbowl, or the NBA finals. It's just stupid. Streaming has come a long way over the last few…

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