Walsh vs Yeleussinov Purse: How Much Does Dana White’s Favorite Boxer Earn?



It is time for Callum Walsh to prove that he is as good as his marketing team claims he is and he will get a chance on Saturday against Dauren Yeleussinov. Here is everything we know about the fight and the Walsh vs Yeleussinov purse.

Boxing Fighter Pay: What Will Walsh vs Yeleussinov Be Paid in New York?

Dauren Yeleussinov is a tough man but he is not the star of this show. Callum Walsh will be the man under the spotlight and he has a lot to lose on Friday.

For some time, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has been exploring new ways to get involved in boxing and Callum Walsh has become their new favorite toy. You need more context, of course. The difference between Walsh and every other young boxer is the fact that every single one of his fights is being streamed on UFC Fight Pass and he has been backed by Dana White.

This means that Walsh probably has more MMA fans that support him than boxing enthusiasts at this point. He has also been a huge fan of mixed martial arts because of Conor McGregor, who is nowadays also one of his sponsors. Imagine the pressure when you have such people behind you from the very start of your career. Fortunately, he has one of the best teams in the world and they are making smart decisions like a fight against 37-year-old Yeleussinov.

Walsh is being trained by Freddie Roach and managed by the former manager of the Klitschko brothers and Gennady Golovkin – Tom Loeffler. In a recent interview, Walsh said that he makes no decisions and really doesn't care who he gets as an opponent. He leaves all the work to his team and simply shows up to fight.

With all of this hype around him, we believe that Walsh may probably get more money than the typical young fighter. There is no information about his past earnings and with Dana White behind him, we will probably never learn much unless he becomes a world champion.

However, this fight will headline an event at Madison Square Garden and we expect Walsh to get paid well. We guarantee that he will get most of the Walsh vs Yeleussinov purse but we expect both fighters to earn more from additional bonuses after the event. When it comes to the guaranteed purses, we wouldn't bet on more than $150,000 for Walsh and $75,000 for Yeleussinov.

In fact, these numbers are extreme for this level of boxing and two fighters that have achieved nothing in their careers. The only reason we are ramping up the numbers is the participation of Callum. Nevertheless, it is impossible to make an educated guess with the absence of any reliable info.

Vlad is a former amateur MMA fighter. After a series of injuries, he found a different way to connect with the sport and its fanbase - through writing. He's been covering everything-UFC for over 5 years on various platforms and has been part of the team at NYFights since early 2022.