Deontay Wilder will be bringing home close to $20 million for tomorrow night’s FOX pay-per-view main event against Luis Ortiz, where Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title in a rematch against the Cuban veteran.
Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KO) has a listed purse of $3 million with the Nevada commission, but ESPN reports that his guarantee is much more than that, which is a pretty common thing for high-level fighters in the sport.
Ortiz (31-1, 26 KO) has a listed purse of $1.5 million, with a guarantee around $7 million.
Leo Santa Cruz, who will look to win a fourth world title, this time at 130 pounds, also has a guarantee higher than his purse. Santa Cruz (36-1-1, 19 KO) is listed at $750,000 for his fight with Miguel Flores, but is guaranteed near $2 million. Flores will make $100,000.
Also on the pay-per-view card, Brandon Figueroa (20-0, 15 KO) has a purse of $200,000 for a WBA “world” super bantamweight title defense against Julio Ceja, who is listed at $50,000 but is probably going to take a hit after badly blowing weight on Friday.
Also missing weight was Luis Nery (30-0, 24 KO), who is listed at $300,000 for his fight with Emmanuel Rodriguez, who will make $75,000.