Boxer Vasyl Lomachenko’s fight purse was more than the sum total of UFC 236 payroll

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Last week, Pound-for-Pound supremo Vasyl Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) successfully defended his WBO and WBA lightweight title as he knocked out former world champion from the Great Britain Anthony Crolla (34-7-3, 13 KOs) in the fourth round with a hard right hook.

The fight took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The two-time Olympic gold medalist was the heavy favourite going into the fight and he wasted no time in demolishing the British boxer.

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On the same weekend, there was UFC 236 which took place in Atlanta and it managed to deliver two equally entertaining five-rounds of war between Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum.

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However, despite both the fight events were equally entertaining, the pay disparity between both the events was huge. Vasyl Lomachenko made a staggering $3.2 Million and Anthony Crolla made a decent $300k( +UK network money) for the fight.

On the other hand, the entire UFC 236 main event fighters Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier only made $350k and $250k in prize money. In fact, Lomachenko alone made about $1.2 Million more than the entire UFC 236 base price combined.

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Anthony Crolla was on the ESPN+ app where users are charged $4.99/month, on the other hand, UFC 236 was available for purchase on pay-per-view for $59.99.


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