Hrgovic vs Dubois Purse: The Favorite to Earn Less?



Hrgovic vs Dubois Purse: The Favorite to Earn Less?

The 5 vs 5 showdown in Riyadh will bring two heavyweight hopefuls together on June 1 for a clash that might shape their title ambitions. Filip Hrgovic will take on Daniel Dubois as the favorite, but will the Croatian walk away with the biggest share of the Hrgovic vs Dubois purse? 

Hrgovic vs Dubois Purse: Dubois to Get the Biggest Check?

At the final presser, Filip Hrgovic emphasized his seasoned amateur background as the key to defeating the explosive Daniel Dubois in their 12-round heavyweight showdown this Saturday in Riyadh.

Bookmakers are also heavily backing the 31-year-old to get the better of Dubois and move a step closer to the IBF heavyweight title fight he has been vehemently pursuing. That said, the latest Hrgovic vs Dubois prize money information we discovered indicates he will not be the highest earner in the fight. 

Fighter Payouts – Hrgovic

Hrgovic, who flaunts a flawless 17-0 record at the moment, reportedly has a net worth of $3.05 million. This was estimated after his December 2023 fight against Mark De Mori. That fight, which was also in Saudi Arabia, saw him make more than $300k. If the reports are accurate, the Hrgovic vs Dubois payouts will not bring in a higher amount for Hrgovic. 

He will be getting $300k in guaranteed income from the Dubois fight. This will be a 37.5% share of the $800k Hrgovic vs Dubois Purse. That means, Dubois will bank $500k from the fight. 

Hrgovic's most lucrative fight to date came in August 2022 against Zhilei Zhang. He secured a healthy 60% share of the purse, translating to a $390,000 payday. “El Animal” also banked $375,000 for his victory over Demsey McKean last year.

Fighter Payouts – Dubois

While Daniel Dubois' $500,000 purse for this fight is a respectable sum, it falls short of his previous earnings.

 The hard-hitting Londoner has secured six-figure payouts on multiple occasions, with one of his career-highs coming in the losing effort against Oleksandr Usyk in Poland last year.

The significant disparity in purses reflects Usyk's status as the reigning heavyweight champion holding three titles at the time of the fight. This lopsided 75/25 split resulted in a $6,042,750 payday for the Ukrainian, while Dubois, despite his defeat, earned a respectable $2,014,250.

This wasn't Dubois' first foray into the multi-million dollar territory. He previously banked $2.22 million for his 2020 clash with Joe Joyce, although that fight also ended in defeat for the British boxer.

Daniel Dubois boasts a net worth north of the $5 million mark, thanks to the high-profile fights he has been involved in so far. Considering his previous paychecks, the Hrgovic vs Dubois purse payout is a modest amount for the former WBA champion. 

While this fight won't see either competitor land record-breaking payouts, expect a fiercely competitive clash. After all, a win could propel the winner towards a future world title shot.

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.