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A look at the reported payouts in boxing compared to mixed martial arts and why the athletes in one sport seem to make more.
Why do boxers make more than MMA fighters? Is it even true that they do? It seems to be the common perception, based on the enormous purses reported by the likes of a Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao. At the same time, one can just as easily point to the $10,000 to show and $10,000 to win minimums that a fighter on a UFC prelim will earn and compare it to the $1,500 purse of a boxer on a HBO prelim and ask if it isn’t perhaps boxing that pays less overall.
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