Romero vs Cruz Purse: Big Bags For Two Super Lightweights



Romero vs Cruz Purse: Big Bags For Two Super Lightweights

Even though this fight is technically a co-main event, the Romero vs Cruz purse proves that this bout is well deserving of headlining its own PPV card. 

Despite both Rolando “Rolly” Romero and Isaac “Pitbuzz Cruz” both being well under 30 years of age, each fighter has ascended into superstardom during their professional boxing career — which has set them up to earn a lot of Romero vs Cruz prize money.  

We will be looking at the boxing payouts for this WBA world super lightweight title fight — using past fights as a reference — in order to understand how much money both warriors will be making this weekend. 

Romero vs Cruz Payouts: What Will Romero and Cruz Make at Tszyu vs Fundora This Weekend?

Rolando Romero Purse

Rolando “Rolly” Romero seems to be having some fun in Las Vegas prior to his fight against Isaac Cruz this weekend — and we can't blame him for doing so, after finding out the Romero vs Cruz purse he can expect.

There are a few different ways we can gauge the boxing payout Romero will make this weekend; one of which being that worrisome superstar Ryan Garcia said that rather than making $5 million for fighting him, Romero instead elected to fight Cruz, “for what, $950K maybe?”

Then again, we probably shouldn't be listening to anything Garcia is saying at the moment. 

We do know that Romero earned about $500,000 for his loss against Gervonta “Tank” Davis back in 2022. While Davis was the main attraction for that fight, that's still a respectable payout — but Romero will be earning more now, since he is a reigning champion. 

For that reason, we believe Rolly Romero will be taking $850,000 in Romero vs Cruz prize money this weekend.

Isaac Cruz Purse

Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz will be making a lot of money this weekend — but is he biting off more than he can chew?

The highest profile fight in Cruz's career came in 2021, when he fought (and lost) against Gervonta Davis.

While the fight didn't go his way, Cruz still make a boatload of boxing prize money to face off against Davis. In fact, he reportedly made close to $600,000 for that fight. 

Since suffering that defeat, Cruz has rattled off three straight victories against very game opponents, which has set him up for a chance to win the WBA world super lightweight title this weekend. 

Regardless of whether Cruz can become a champion, he is going to be paid very handsomely in the attempt. 

Our Romero vs Cruz prize money belief is that Isaac Cruz will earn $650,000 in boxing payouts this weekend. 

Boxing Payouts: Big Purses In Store

Regardless of whether it's Rolly Romero or Isaac Cruz who gets their hand raised at Tszyu vs Fundora this weekend, the winner will be in line for a massive fight later this year.

Yet, considering that gigantic purses that both fighters are going to be earning this weekend, we wouldn't blame them for wanting to take some time off, go on a long vacation, and put these purses to good use before returning to the ring.

Grant Young is a sports writer from San Francisco. He has had two professional Muay Thai fights: he got knocked out in one, and got a knockout in the other. When it comes to his favorite fighters, it's Israel Adesanya, and then it's everyone else.