George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney, two of the best lightweights in the world, will hit the ring on June 4 (June 5 in Australia) for the WBA, IBF, WBO, WBC, and The Ring lightweight titles in Australia. After much discussion, the purse is agreed upon for the match of the undefeated Champions. Here we will learn how much George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney will earn from this fight.
The fight will take place inside Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. The venue can hold as many as 56,000 people. The event will go underway on Saturday, 4 June 2022, at 7:00 pm ET, 11:00 pm GMT, and 9:00 am AEST on Sunday, 5 June 2022. The Ring Walks for the main event will be around midnight ET.
The Australian International George Kambosos Jr. will get a rematch in Australia if he loses against Haney on June 4. The American fighter Devin Haney will pocket much less money than he usually makes. According to Haney, he agrees to play against Kambosos with a low purse only to have a shot at the titles.
The lightweight titles unification Championship match between the two undefeated Champions will be a pay-per-view event all across the globe. ESPN and BT Sport Box Office will authorize PPV in different regions.
George Kambosos Jr. vs Devin Haney: Guaranteed Purse, PPV Share, and Total Payouts
The purse has been agreed for the lightweight championship match between George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney. But the guaranteed purse for the fighters has caused a lot of controversies.
The American International, WBC lightweight undefeated Champion Devin Haney was offered only a $2.8m guaranteed purse, which was much less than he usually makes. Haney only agreed to this offer because he wanted to have a shot at the titles.
On the other hand, George Kambosos Jr., the undefeated WBA, IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight Champion, will pocket a whopping $10m for this fight in his home country.
The PPV Share for the fighters is yet not revealed. But we can assume that the Australian International would pocket a larger portion of the PPV revenue. It is estimated that the PPV would be shared 70/30 between the fighters.
The Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, the fight venue, can hold up to 56,000 people. It will bring a lot of money. Moreover, ESPN and BT Sport Box Office will authorize the PPV all across the globe. Moreover, as it will be a championship match for the WBO, IBF, WBA, WBC, and The Ring lightweight titles, the PPV will be enormous.
Hence, the total payouts for George Kambosos Jr. for this title match would be eight-figures. On the other hand, Devin Haney’s estimated total payouts would be seven figures.
|Players||Estimated PPV Share||Guaranteed Purse|
|George Kambosos Jr.||70%||$10,000,000|
How much will George Kambosos Jr. earn in the fight against Haney?
For the lightweight titles unification Championship match on June 4 against Devin Haney, the undefeated champion George Kambosos Jr. will have a guaranteed purse of $10m.
On top of that, he will earn an estimated 70% of the huge PPV share. We can estimate that he will walk out of the ring pocketing eight-figures.
The 28 years old Australian international has never lost a match in his entire career. He has a clean record of 20 wins in 20 matches, winning by some form of KOs in 50 percent of his matches. George Kambosos Jr. has 10 KOs, to be exact. Kambosos took on Teofimo Lopez in November 2021 for the WBA, IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles. He dominated against the young champion, beating him via split decision.
Here’s what George Kambosos Jr. has said about the title clash with Devin Haney:
Devin Haney’s father, Bill Haney, and trainer Ben Davison cannot travel to Australia to be present at the fight beside Haney. Kambosos spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald about it.
“I’m not the prime minister of Australia. I’ve actually reached out to a few high-profile people who have connections in the government to try to help the situation.”
“I know there will be a whole lot of excuses once I destroy Devin Haney: about the father, about the trainer, about the jet lag, about everything. I’ve been trying my best to see if he can get in, but, unfortunately, that’s not my problem.”
How much will Devin Haney earn in the fight against Kambosos?
For the lightweight titles unification Championship match on June 4 against the native George Kambosos, the undefeated champion Devin Haney will have a guaranteed purse of $2.8m.
On top of that, he will earn an estimated 30% of the huge PPV share. We can estimate that he will walk out of the ring pocketing seven figures.
The 23 years old American international has never lost a match in his entire career. He has a clean record of 27 wins in 27 matches, winning by some form of KOs in 15 matches. Devin Haney won the interim WBC lightweight title in 2019 against Antonio Moran. He has defended his title 4 times since then. Haney beat Josep Diaz in his last fight in December via unanimous decision.
Here’s what Devin Haney has said about the title clash with Kambosos:
Haney spoke to Fight Hype about what it took to set the fight against Kambosos.
“I’m happy that the fight is finally made, the fight I have been wanting for a while – whether it was (Kambosos), whether it was Teo, no matter who had the belts I wanted to fight.”
“To be honest, I just agreed to everything they wanted. No matter what it was, we didn’t argue. We didn’t get anything our way, but we didn’t argue.”
“If I gotta rematch you twice in Australia, so be it. It didn’t matter; I just wanted the belts. I want my name to be in the history books forever. It’s only been six people doing it, and I look to be the next.”
“I’m making a lot less money than what I should be making, but it is what it is. It’s about my name being in the history books. When I get the belts, then I can write my own checks.”