Walsh vs Ortiz Purse: Who Will Cash In Big In California?



Walsh vs Ortiz Purse: Who Will Cash In Big In California?

Callum Walsh made headlines as Dana White’s favorite boxer, and until now he has lived up to the hype. After picking up 10 successive wins, he will put his invincible record on the line against Carlos Ortiz this Friday at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. Let’s have a look at the Walsh vs Ortiz purse details, as both fighters set their sights on a rewarding victory. 

Walsh vs Ortiz Purse: Will Walsh Get His Biggest Paycheck to Date?

Under the guidance of legendary trainer Freddie Roach and manager Tom Loeffler, who guided the Klitschko brothers and Gennady Golovkin to superstardom, 23-year-old Irishman Callum Walsh finds himself at the center of a major promotional push by Dana White and the UFC.

The young Irishman dispatched Ismael Villareal and Dauren Yeleussinov in his last two fights and will be looking to stretch his winning run to 11 come Friday. 

His fights are now streamed live on UFC Fight Pass, which has brought an extra layer of attention over this fight. Given all the craze around Walsh, boxing fans have been curious about Walsh vs Ortiz prize money information. 

Is the 23-year-old set for the biggest payday of his career to date? 

Fighter Payouts – Walsh vs Ortiz

Carlos Ortiz doesn't have the media love Walsh is getting, but he has been in the scene far longer. 

In February 2022, he reached the pinnacle of his journey thus far by capturing the prestigious NABF lightweight title. His hard-fought victory over Nahir Albright, a formidable opponent in his own right, came via a convincing points decision.

While Ortiz has steadily climbed the ranks, his experience against elite competition remains limited. This was evident in his first career defeat against the highly-regarded Vasiliy Lomachenko.  Additionally, his previous bout against Teofimo Lopez ended in a concerning withdrawal midway through the fight.

We don’t have a wealth of boxing fighter pay details regarding Ortiz’s previous fights, so we are going to have to make some educated guesses to estimate the Walsh vs Ortiz purse. 

There have been reports that say Ortiz has made six figure earnings in both of his fights against Lomachenko and Lopez. We took that information with a big grain of salt, considering Ortiz lacks the level of stardom required to draw those numbers. 

Somewhere around the region of $200-300k appears more reasonable as Ortiz’s highest career paycheck to date. 

Since he will not be the star attraction of the event, we expect the Massachusetts man to stay content with the smaller split of the Walsh vs Ortiz payouts. We expect Ortiz to make $150k from this fight. 

As per our estimation, Walsh had a guaranteed purse of $150k in his last fight. Since he will be the headliner in this bout, we expect him to take home at least $350k. 

We might be witnessing a superstar in the making as Callum Walsh continues to make his remarkable ascent. He will look to keep the momentum going against Ortiz and justify getting the big bucks from the fight. 

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.