Update June 12 11:25 p.m.: Because of his third-round knockout of Bryce Hall, Austin McBroom will add $1 million to his purse because it was a win by stoppage.
Boxing returns to Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday, although maybe boxing should be in quotation marks. The stadium is hosting “Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms, which will showcase notable personalities from the world of YouTube and TikTok in boxing matches.
The main event for the card features Austin McBroom facing off against Bryce Hall. The PPV card will cost $49.99 and plenty of tickets are available for those looking to watch this in person. Regardless of PPV sales, it appears both fighters will make some serious coin for facing off.
Hall posted a picture of what appears to be a fight contract that indicates he will earn $5 million for the fight. Later, in an interview posted on TikTok, Hall said he’s getting the $5 million appearance fee plus 4% of PPV sales, and a $1 million bonus if he knocks out McBroom.
McBroom has not offered quite as much detail, although he did confirm some of Hall’s information in an interview with The Hollywood Fix. McBroom said if he gets knocked out, he’ll pay Hall’s $1 million knockout bonus out of his own pocket. In another interview, Hall indicated he would pay a $1 million knockout bonus to McBroom if the latter scored the KO.
It’s certainly a profitable time to be a social media influencer. A week ago, Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul fought for eight rounds and made some serious change for what was not exactly a compelling fight. We saw some snippets of action here and there, but much of the fight involved Mayweather dancing his way out of Paul’s extended reach.
For all that, both fighters came away earning sizable chunks of change. Mayweather reportedly took home $10 million for showing up plus 50% of PPV sales while Paul claimed $250,000 for his appearance and 10% of PPV sales. The card is expected to break the 1 million sales mark. At $49.99 that’s roughly $50 million in sales, which means Mayweather claimed another $25 million and Paul claimed another $5 million. Add in the ticket sales and ridiculous amount of advertising, and both fighters came away in solid financial shape.
It’s certainly quite a time to be an influencer....