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Lopez vs Claggett Purse: Millions on the Line?

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Lopez vs Claggett Purse: Millions on the Line?

The excitement is building as Teofimo Lopez prepares to defend his WBO and Ring super 140-pound titles against Steve Claggett. Lopez is looking to cement his legacy in the super lightweight division after a triumphant move up from lightweight. Have a look at our Lopez vs Claggett purse to learn how much money the fighters will earn from this epic battle. 

Lopez vs Claggett Purse: Who Will Make the Fortunes in Florida?

Teofimo Lopez pocketed a $2.3 million payday after claiming the WBO and undisputed junior welterweight titles with a unanimous decision victory over Josh Taylor. The Lopez vs Clagett purse, therefore, should bring him millions as well. 

While his guaranteed purse for the Ortiz fight was $1 million, reports suggest Lopez's total earnings reached somewhere between $3 million and $4 million thanks to pay-per-view (PPV) sales. However, we should treat this figure with some skepticism. Regardless, it's safe to say he likely earned more than the $2.3 million from his previous bout.

Steve Claggett will undoubtedly have to stay happy with the smaller share of the Lopez vs Claggett payouts split. While details about Ortiz's past purses remain scarce, there's little doubt this fight against the highly-regarded Teofimo Lopez represents a potential career-high payday for the Canadian boxer.

The prestige of facing a champion like Lopez, coupled with the anticipated high viewership for the fight, could significantly boost Ortiz's earnings compared to any previous bout.

So, what’s our final estimation for the Lopez vs Claggett prize money? We believe Lopez will earn $2.5 million in total. 

According to boxing fighter pay trends, Claggett could make over a million dollars, including the PPV sales money. We are thinking somewhere in the region of $1.2 million, with an assured pay of $500,000. 

Boxing Fighter Payouts – Lopez vs Claggett 

Brooklyn boy Teofimo Lopez boasts a stellar career. Ranked amongst the pound-for-pound elite, he solidified his dominance in May 2023 by defeating Scotland's Josh Taylor via unanimous decision. 

This victory not only earned him the WBO Junior Welterweight title but also cemented his status as a two-weight world champion, adding to his previous reign as unified lightweight king.

Teofimo Lopez's most recent outing in February left some fans wanting more. While he secured a unanimous decision victory over the well-regarded Jamaine Ortiz during Super Bowl weekend, the fight itself failed to ignite. While few argued Ortiz deserved the win, the match lacked the fireworks expected from Lopez, marking his second uninspiring performance in three fights.

Steve Claggett, 35, faces an uphill battle as he steps into the ring against the younger Teofimo Lopez. The nine year age difference is not the only thing that is working against Claggett here; this will be his first fight against a fighter of Lopez’s caliber. 

Claggett's losses to fighters like Chris van Heerden, Danny O'Connor, Yves Ulysse Jr., and Mathieu Germain have led to widespread skepticism about his ability to defeat Lopez. He is a fantastic puncher, but can he overpower Lopez and become the new super lightweight king? 

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.