How Much Money Do Women Boxers Make?

BY insidewo ON August 24th, 2011

Female boxers have yet to catch up with their male counterparts in terms of pay. Since women’s boxing has been unsuccessful at reaching the masses on a saturated level the pay for female boxers varies greatly depending on weight class, record and match-ups. While the same can be said for male boxers, the championship purses are not comparable.

A female boxer just beginning can probably look to earn between 200-400 dollars a fight. Again this varies on the area fighting, the weight class, record and match-ups.I was looking for more information and found it here. Relative unknown male boxers can secure between 2,000-5,000 with the same factors weighing their ring value. The big difference, though is the champions.

Christy Martin, one of the most, if not the most successful women’s boxer of all-time was able to secure huge paydays in the 75,00-200,000 range when she was at her peak. She also negotiated to become the first female boxer to fight in a bout with a purse of 1,000,000 against Lucia Rijker. Although the fight never happened it did push the bar forward for women’s boxing. When compared to the millions that male boxers make for just showing up to a fight, women’s boxing still has a ways to go.