Does anyone know how much the average pro boxer make than compared to pro MMA fighter? Who do you think makes more?
There’s a lot to be considered here, such as the promotion the fighter is competing for, and what they can negotiate in a contract. I’m not going to get into too much detail but to give an example….
The average/ beginner pro boxer typically makes $1500-2000, for a 4 round fight, win or lose. If the Boxer is fighting for $2000. They’re usually not going home with $2000. Uncle Sam gets 33%( not including expenses or deductions), the manager takes another 33%, the trainer gets 10% off the top. The fighter typically takes home $600.
For a average / beginner MMA fighter. They typical paid $400-600 to fight, and an extra $400-600 of they win. And promotions usually provide a pay scale based off of how many tickets they sell. Regardless on how good they are. For example, a promotion offer a fighter a thousand dollars to show up, and an extra $1,000 to win Granted they can sell over 60 tickets. The same rules for taxes, training and management fees can also apply for MMA
The pay for Kickboxers and Thai fighters is usually worse
This also doesn’t include expenses such as medical and Licensing fees. I know all this because I’m a professional fighter myself .Getting rich off of fighting it’s a lot harder than it looks. I hope this information helps