Money in womens boxing?

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  1. Almus Monk

    Almus Monk Purple Belt

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    Hey guys,

    Im wondering what the salaries are for womens boxing? I barely watch it but interested.
    Seeing as it got a boost in the olympics it should be going up a level. In the UK, I can see a few more women boxers trying out. Not boxercize lol

    Who are the biggest stars, how much do they make? How much do contenders make?
     
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    I remember in Million Dollar baby she was paid a million.
     
  4. Reinhard

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    5 million
     
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    Jose Sulaiman was pushing for a minimum of $30,000 for title defenses for Champions. My friend fought Jackie Nava for an interim wbc belt in 2010. Her pay was nowhere near 30k.

    An acquaintance is making a title defense on the 2nd in the class of middleweight...I know she is working two jobs currently aside from boxing to make ends meet.
     
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    Pro boxing hasn't seen a ripple effect because the ladies aren't turning pro. In amateur the top boxers would be paid by the AIBA under the table along with sponsorships and other outside investments. Amateur boxers aren't meant to receive purses you see. Most talented amateurs will be paid covertly to prevent them from turning pro.
     
  7. Almus Monk

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    Thanks for the serious replies.

    Do you think there will be more women going into professional? Im guessing they make a better living at amateur
     
  8. Sunfish

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    I don't see it happening. Unless there is a major demand (I'm sure ZroC has figures to dispute this) for regular women's professional boxing, then there won't be the money to tempt people to make it their career.
     
  9. Oldie

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    Laila Ali and Christy Martin made $2.5 mill. each for their PPV fight in 2003. That I believe is the record purse for women pros. No female boxer today makes anywhere near that amount in a whole year (2-4 fights). Outside of Holly Holm and a select few dames in South-America and Europe, there is virtually no money in women's pro boxing. There are probably more women pro's fighting for 3-digit purses than there are who fight for 4-digit purses, let alone 5 digit purses.
     
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    The problem with women's boxing is that from the beginning, it was attempted to be sold to the wrong demographic. They won't make any real money until women themselves start putting real money into the Sport. But there are very few promoters/organizers who think that way, or are willing to take the investment risk. They'd rather wait for someone to come along who has a built-in ability to draw money. A name and a pretty face but CAN fight, etc.
     

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