The largest recorded purses in the history of Mixed Martial Arts was Ronda Rousey’s return fight against Amanda Nunes where she was paid a disclosed pay of 3 million dollars for her losing efforts. Boxing has a different structure of power, which gives the athlete a larger share of the revenue, as proof by the payouts when Conor McGregor was able to successfully transition from MMA into Boxing earlier this year with a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
This past weekend, boxing witnessed a premier matchup between two of its heavyweight standouts in Cardiff Wales. Undefeated Olympic Gold medalist Anthony Joshua kept his perfect record in tack when he faced Kiwi Joseph Parker and battered him for 12 rounds to win a decision.
now according to the UK media, we have gotten an opportunity to know what each fighter made for their efforts. Anthony Joshua, took home the A side of the fight purse bringing in a staggering 28 million dollar paycheck for the fight, while his challenger made 18 million dollars, which was almost 10X more than what he made in his last fight.
How long do you think it will be until MMA has a 28 million dollar fighter?