Bohachuk vs Mendoza Purse: One Fighter Set for Record Pay



Bohachuk vs Mendoza Purse: One Fighter Set for Record Pay

On Saturday night, in Las Vegas, there’s a huge card of massive opportunities which has come about thanks to an injury to Keith Thurman. We have all the information on boxer fighter pay for an interim world title fight.

The Bohachuck vs Mendoza prize money isn’t what will motivate the two men to try and win but it’ll be the chance for a world title opportunity against the winner of the main event.

Much bigger boxing payouts await the winner, who could make themselves a household name with a big performance at the T-Mobile Arena. 

Bohachuk vs Mendoza Prize Money: Here’s What the Co-main Event Stars Can Expect to Earn

It’s fair to say that the card is lacking in star power a little bit with Thurman pulling out of the card late in the day. The former unified welterweight world title was due to fight for the junior middleweight belt before injury stopped him. 

The 35-year-old’s decision to pull out of the fight with Australian Tim Tszyu means that there are opportunities for others. 

Sebastian Fundora will instead meet Tszyu for the vacant WBC belt and the WBO title that already belongs to the son of former world champion Kosta Tszyu. 

That means that Serhii Bohachuk and Brian Mendoza get the chance to earn record fighter pay for their attempts to win the interim WBC belt. 

It seems somewhat strange that the interim title will be decided mere minutes before the vacant belt finds a new home. But what do you expect from boxing? 

Ukrainian Bohachuk is heading into easily the biggest fight and so far little is known about what he’s earned, or his net worth.

However, there is little doubt that being the co-main even of a Vegas pay-per-view will mean that the Bohachuck vs Mendoza payouts are the biggest of his career to date. 

Mendez took on Fundora last year for the interim belt and was successful, it was reported that he earned $85,000 for his night’s work.

Undoubtedly La Bala’s boxer fighter pay went up when he challenged Tszyu for the WBO belt last year. He will be hoping to get past Bohachuk and earn himself another big pay day, and a title shot, against the winner of the main event. 

Serhii Bohachuk vs Brian Mendoza Fighter Pay

The boxer payouts for this weekend’s card are affected by the fact that it’s Premier Boxing Champion’s debut on Amazon Prime. The debut PPV card was supposed to be headlined by Thurman vs Tszyu but plans changed. 

However, whilst the Bohachuk vs Mendoza payouts might be a record for the Ukrainian, it pales in comparison to what Tszyu might earn.

Reports of a $10 million pay-day would make it the most an Australian sports star has earned in a single event.

The current record stands at $6.56 million for Cameron Smith, after he won a LIV Golf event last year in London, England. 

Even bigger boxing purses lie ahead for the WBO champion, if he adds the WBC belt to his collection. He could either fight Champion in recess Jermell Charlo, when he returns to action, or there are talks of a fight with Terrence Crawford.

Ryan Sidle is a sports journalist with nearly a decade in the industry. He's been interested in boxing since Mike Tyson vs Frank Bruno and his MMA fandom was sparked by Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva.