Ward v Kovalev

Andre Ward, Sergey Kovalev purses revealed

Published On June 16, 2017 | By Peter Wells | Boxing News

Just under two days until the big fight and Andre Ward, Sergey Kovalev purses revealed.

Andre Ward will take home a guaranteed $6.5million after Saturday night’s Las Vegas rematch with Sergey Kovalev.

However the challenger for the WBA, WBO and IBF Light Heavyweight titles will have to wait until after the contest ends to find out how much he will receive in the bank.

That is because Kovalev has opted for a percentage of the gate revenue and pay-per-view buys. A huge risk financially considering the low publicity this fight has received.

The superfight between two of the best fighters on the planet will likely give us a definite answer to not only who is the number 1 at 175lbs, but also who is the pound-for-pound best on the planet.

As for the undercard, Guillermo Rigondeaux will pick up the most with a far slimmer $120,000 for the defence of his WBA Super Bantamweight title.

Rigo’s opponent, Moises Flores will earn $25,000, as well undercard fighters Luis Enrique Arias and Arif Magomedov.

 

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