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Prograis - Haney purse: How much money does the winner get? And the loser?

Undefeated Devin Haney will challenge Regis Prograis for the WBC super lightweight title after stepping up to the 140-pound division.

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Undefeated Devin Haney will challenge Regis Prograis for the WBC super lightweight title after stepping up to the 140-pound division.
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Former undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney is set to make his much-anticipated return to the ring this weekend after his controversial win against Vassily Lomachenko in May. While many were of the belief the two-time Olympic gold medallist had had the upper hand in the bout, ‘The Dream’ was ultimately awarded the victory extend his unblemished record to 30 and 0.

Haney to challenge Prograis for WBC super lightweight belt

Following the victory over Ukrainian, Haney has opted to take on a new challenge and step up from the 135-pound division to 140. Due to his status as champion, the 25-year-old has been able to hand-pick his first opponents at that weight, choosing to go after Regis Prograis’ WBC super lightweight belt.

Haney and ‘Rougarou’ will go head-to-head at Chase Center in San Francisco on Saturday (9 December), with the main card getting underway at 9:00 p.m. ET. Ring walks for the main event are scheduled for around 11:45 p.m. ET, although that will depend on the undercard match-ups, which includes Ebanie Bridges defending her IBF women’s bantamweight belt against Miyo Yoshida.

Prograis goes into the bout having scored 24 knockouts in 30 fights, 29 of which he has won. His only defeat came against Josh Taylor via a majority decision back in 2019.

How much will Haney and Prograis make from the fight?

The WBC super lightweight belt will be the sporting prize on offer, although both men are set to make eye-watering amounts of cash from the event, regardless of the outcome.

The pair will receive individual fight purses, with Haney himself publicly stating on social media in November that he would earn $6 million from the fight, expected to be the biggest payout of his career. That figure will increase based on how much is made from the pay-per-view broadcast. According to promotor Eddie Hearn, the California native previously raked in $4 million from the aforementioned Lomachenko bout, $1 million more than the Ukrainian.

It is believed Prograis will earn less from the fight despite being the defending champion, although the exactly amount on offer to the 34-year-old hasn’t been disclosed. We can be sure he won’t too short of cash by the end of it either, although will he be short of a championship belt?

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