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Hackett vs Dobson Purse: Major Payday in Undercard Battle?

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Hackett vs Dobson Purse: Major Payday in Undercard Battle?

Jalil “Major” Hackett will share the ring with Bronx boxer Peter Dobson in the undercard for Jaron Ennis vs David Avanesyan IBF welterweight title fight. Hackett will look to continue his rise up the ranks, but the youngster will face a tricky test against a fighter who comes with a decade of fighting experience. Here is the Hackett vs Dobson purse breakdown ahead of this clash. 

Hackett vs Dobson Purse: How Much Money is Involved?

There isn’t much information about Jalil Hackett and Peter Dobson’s previous paydays. Therefore, our Hackett vs Dobson purse analysis will be based on the typical boxing fighter pay trends for fights of similar caliber.

The headlining fight between Ennis and Avanesyan will be a mega money event. Unsurprisingly, the cash flow will be much less for the Hackett vs Dobson bout. 

This will be Hackett’s first fight since signing his new Matchroom Boxing deal. For this reason, we believe that the 21-year-old is set to make a sizable amount from this fight.

Also, Hackett will be the main draw of this encounter, given his rising fame in the American boxing scene. Therefore, he should be entitled to the larger share of the Hackett vs Dobson payouts. 

Early estimates suggest a total purse of $350,000 for the Hackett vs Dobson fight. The purse split is expected to be around $200,000 for Hackett and $150,000 for Dobson.

Boxing Fighter Payouts – Hackett vs Dobson

Rising star Liam Hackett (8-0, 7 KOs) is diving headfirst into the deep end in just his ninth professional bout. 

Hackett’s reputation as a technical wizard who can push even the most elite fighters to their limits has made him the go-to sparring partner for champions like the thunderous puncher Gervonta Davis. 

Fresh off signing a multi-fight promotional deal with boxing powerhouse Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing in late May, Hackett's first fight under his new banner throws him into a ten-round title fight against the experienced Peter Dobson. 

The winner will walk away with the prestigious WBA Continental North America Welterweight title, a significant step up in competition for the undefeated prospect.

Dobson (16-1, 9 KOs) enters the ring after going the distance against British star Conor Benn in Las Vegas this past February.

The New Yorker, keen to rebound from his first career defeat, aims to derail the momentum of the highly touted 21-year-old prospect. This bout presents a pivotal moment for Dobson as he seeks to reestablish himself and showcase his resilience against a rising star in the sport.

Boasting a devastating KO percentage well above 50%, Dobson has emphatically finished two opponents in his last five outings. He's undoubtedly relishing the chance to test his power against the highly-touted but unproven Hackett.  A win here could be the stepping stone Dobson needs to catapult himself into the division's elite and etch his name among the top contenders.

Dobson certainly has the power to make this fight compelling. He demonstrated his knockout prowess back in 2021 by flooring the tenacious Wilfrido Buelvas with multiple knockdowns. This track record suggests that Hackett must approach this bout with caution and avoid becoming overly reckless. 

One misstep could be costly, as Dobson's ability to capitalize on openings could turn the tide in an instant. Hackett needs to balance aggression with strategic defense to ensure he doesn't fall victim to Dobson's proven power.

Bren Gray is our resident Kiwi, and has been writing about sports since he could first string words together. He first fell in love with boxing when David Tua took on Lennox Lewis in 2000, and hasn't looked back since.