Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz salaries, fight purses: Prize money each fighter on main card will take home
Ortiz isn't going home empty handed, though, with a $1.5 million purse
Big boxing main events bring big money to the fighters involved. The Fox pay-per-view heavyweight rematch between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz is no different in that respect, with the two men making a combined $4.5 million in disclosed purses.
Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) defeated Ortiz (31-1, 26 KOs) by 10th round knockout in their first meeting in March 2018. He is set to make $3 million as he puts the WBC heavyweight championship on the line once again. Ortiz will take home $1.5 million after three straight wins earned him another shot at the champ. Both men are expected to make much more than that, with Wilder's guarantee somewhere around $20 million and Ortiz's around $7 million, according to ESPN's Dan Rafael.
Leo Santa Cruz (36-1-1, 19 KOs) has won world championships at bantamweight, super bantamweight and featherweight. He'll be looking to capture a world title in his fourth weight class when he takes on Miguel Flores (24-2, 12 KOs) for the vacant WBA super featherweight belt. Santa Cruz will make $750,000 while Flores will earn $100,000.
In other main card fights, Brandon Figueroa will earn $200,000 to opponent Julio Ceja's $50,000 and Luis Nery $300,000 while opponent Emmanuel Rodriguez rakes in $75,000.
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