Tim Bradley, Amir Khan to receive highest purse amounts on Saturday
Two-division titlist Tim Bradley and Amir Khan will receive the highest purse amounts among Saturday’s fighters in Las Vegas, pocketing $2 million and $950,000, respectively, according to Bob Bennett, Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 knockouts) of Argentina is contracted to earn $35,000 for his HBO-televised welterweight bout against Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) at the Cosmopolitan.
The Bradley-Chaves co-feature will grant $160,000 and $69,000 to southpaws Matt Korobov and Andy Lee, who are fighting for the WBO’s vacant middleweight title, with junior welterweights Mauricio Herrera and Jose Benavidez Jr. taking home $200,000 and $90,000.
Light heavyweights Seanie Monaghan and Daniel Regi are making $35,000 and $8,000 and welterweights Mikael Zewski and Jeremy Bryan will make $15,000 and $10,000.
Southpaw Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs) will pocket $600,000 for his Showtime-televised 147-pound clash of former titleholders against Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) at the MGM, whose welterweight co-feature matches Keith Thurman and Leonard Bundu. Thurman is taking home $500,000 and Bundu, $85,000.
Also on the Khan-Alexander card, three-division titleholder Abner Mares and Jose Ramirez are set to bring home $250,000 and $15,000 for their featherweight fight and junior middleweight Jermall Charlo will earn $50,000 for his bout with Lenny Bottai, who will get $40,000.
Note: Bennett said that the originally reported $225,000 for Lee was the result of “misinformation.”