Pro boxer wins fight, earns nothing per commission records

August 16, 2019

MMA Payout has obtained the payouts from Showtime Boxing’s Next Generation event held July 12th.  The payout sheets were released by the Washington State Department of Licensing.

The event aired on Showtime with the main event being Jermaine Franklin and Jerry Forrest in a battle of heavyweights.

Franklin made $25,000 to show and another $25,000 for his victory over Forrest.  Despite his losing effort, Forrest earned $50,000 for the matchup.

The rest of the payouts for the card are as follows:

Constantine Bejenaru  $6,000 defeated

Jose Corral  $3,600


Giovanni Cabrera-Mioletti  $7,975 (originally payout was deducted $25 for license) defeated

Luis Porozo $6,947.50  (30% deduction from $10K payout for taxes)


Eric Hunter  $0 (Original payout of $100 deducted for missing weight)

German Meraz  $5,518 (Original $5,300 payout was deducted for medicals)

Payout Perspective:

The most notably lack of a payout goes to Eric Hunter.  He won his fight against German Meraz but was penalized for not making weight.  Hunter, a boxer with a 22-4 professional record, was only scheduled to make $100 for this fight.  This is brutal for the Philly-based fighter who flew all the way tot he west coast for a $100 purse.  One has to assume that he is being compensated elsewhere although the department of license does not have the payout reported.

Showtime Boxing draws 553,00 viewers for Davis-Nunez fight

July 30, 2019

Showtime Boxing on Saturday night drew 553,000 viewers for the Gervonta Davis-Ricardo Nunez feature on the network.

The event drew 188,000 viewers in the A18-49 demo and a 0.33 share per Nielsen via ShowBuzz Daily.

Davis KO’d Nunez in the second round in front of a hometown crowd in Baltimore, Maryland.  Davis retained the WBA Super Featherweight World Championship over the promotion’s mandatory challenger.

The event improved greatly over the June 29th Showtime event which drew just 379,000 viewers for the feature bout of Jermall Charlo and Brandon Adams.  May’s Deontay Wilder-Dominic Breazeale fight drew 791,000 viewers.  April’s Robert Easter, Jr. Rances Barthelemy fight garnered 312,000 viewers.

Payout Perspective:

The event on Saturday was a bounce back from June’s Showtime televised event.  The viewership tuned in to watch a Floyd Mayweather, Jr. protégé return to action before a hometown crowd.

Showtime Boxing draws 379K for Charlo-Adams Saturday night

July 2, 2019

Showtime Boxing Saturday night drew 379,000 viewers for the featured bout between Jermall Charlo and Brandon Adams.  The event scored 119,000 in the A18-49 demo and an overall share of 0.25.

The event took place from Charlo’s hometown of Houston amid a busy night in Houston sports.

The main event peaked at 434,000 viewers.

The other segments via Nielsen per ShowBuzz Daily:

10:05pm 226,000 viewers

10:19pm 262,000

10:39pm 277,000

10:55pm 379,000

11:50pm 279,000

Payout Perspective:

The event took place opposite the UFC event on ESPN and DAZN’s event the same night.  The event could have been buried an overlooked due to the alternative options.  The 379,000 viewers for the main event and peak are slightly above other ShoBox events on the network.

Wilder-Breazeale peaks at 990K viewers on Showtime

May 21, 2019

The Deontay Wilder-Dominic Breazeale fight drew 791,000 viewers Saturday night on Showtime. The ratings reflect the fight alone on the network.  Including streaming, the average live viewership drew 886,000 viewers.

The bout peaked at 990,000 viewers and there was not time to peak as Wilder knocked out Breazeale in 2 minutes and 17 seconds of the very first round.

The first fight of the telecast between Juan Heraldez and Argenis Mendez drew 505,000 viewers.  The two fought to a draw.  The second fight of the night between Gary Russell, Jr. and Kiko Martinez drew 549,000 viewers.  Russell stopped Martinez due to cuts.

Payout Perspective:

The event, based on linear ratings, had lower ratings than other Showtime events featuring Wilder.  His fight versus Luis Ortiz peaked at 1.2M viewers and averaged 1.1M.  It did draw higher than his second fight with Bermaine Stiverne which drew 824,000.  The question some will ask is whether this fight would have done better financially if it was on DAZN or on PPV.  We won’t know, but Wilder should be pushing for a Fury or Joshua fight in the future instead of a rematch with Ortiz or another heavyweight.

Barthelemy-Easter top Showtime Boxing event payouts

May 2, 2019

MMA Payout has obtained the payouts from the Nevada Athletic Commission regarding Saturday’s Showtime Event at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.  Main eventers Robert Easter, Jr and Rances Barthelemy earned the most on the card earning $250,000 each.

Robert Easter, Jr: $250,000

Rances Barthelemy: $250,000

Viktor Postol: $20,000

Mohammed Mimoune;  $20,000

Efe Ajagba: $15,000

Michael Wallisch:  $20,000

Terrel Williams:  $15,000

Justin Deloach:  $11,000

Daniel Guzman:  $1,500

Fernando Ibarra:  $1,500

Flavio Rodriguez:  $4,000

Gaku Takahashi:  $3,500

Yovani Rodarte:  $4,000

Clay Burns:  $3,000

Burley Brooks:  $2,000

Steven Crowfield:  $2,000

Ranfils Encarnacion:  $8,000

Joe Bustos:  $1,500

Showtime Boxing peaks at just 343K for main event

April 30, 2019

Showtime Boxing on Saturday night drew 312,000 viewers for its main event featuring Robert Easter, Jr and Rances Barthelemy.  The fighters fought to a split decision draw as part of the PBC event.

The event drew 92,000 viewers in the A18-49 demo.

The triple fight on Showtime did not produce strong viewership as it was sandwiched between UFC, Bellator and DAZN boxing.  The main event peaked at 343,000 viewers.

The co-feature of the night, Viktor Postol’s victory over Mohamed Mimoune drew 217,000 viewers.

Payout Perspective:

Not a very good viewership night for PBC on Showtime as the aforementioned other combat sports likely overshadowed this event.  With the DAZN event Friday being the biggest event in boxing this weekend, Saturday’s Showtime event may have been an afterthought.

ShoBox featuring Shields-Hammer draws 339,000 viewers

April 16, 2019

Showtime Boxing Saturday featuring the Claressa Shields-Christina Hammer fight peaked at 369,000 viewers for the much-anticipated fight.  Overall, the fight unifying the middleweight title drew 339,000 viewers on the network according to Nielsen.

The event went up against the UFC PPV on ESPN+.  Shields had an easy time with Hammer winning a unanimous decision.

Payout Perspective:

The event was marketed by Showtime as a fight between two of the best female boxers in the world.  It was given its own All Access featuring the two fighters.  Despite the domination by Shields, it shows that it was willing to feature two women boxers. Yet, 339,000 viewers isn’t the needle mover you would hope for and the peak viewership did not exceed the 410,000 viewers that saw her on Showtime last summer.

ShoBox telecast (3/2) draws 487,000 viewers for main event

March 5, 2019

Showtime Boxing Saturday night drew 487,000 viewers for its main event featuring Erislandy Lara and Brian Castano fighting to a draw according to Nielsen via ShowBuzz Daily.

The co-main event of the telecast saw Luis Ortiz win a unanimous decision over Christian Hammer in a battle of middleweights.  The fight averaged 427,000 viewers.  The opening bout between Eduardo Ramirez and Bryan DeGracia drew 317,000.  Ramirez beat DeGracia via ninth round stoppage.

Payout Perspective:

With a UFC PPV on opposite Showtime’s telecast, the 487,000 viewers for the main event seems pretty good in comparison. This past Saturday’s broadcast did better than the February 9th Showtime telecast which drew 429,000 viewers for its main event.

Showtime Boxing (2-9) draws peak of 486K for main event

February 12, 2019

Saturday night’s Showtime Boxing event featuring Gervonta Davis’ one round decimation of Hugo Ruiz drew 429,000 viewers. The short fight peaked with 486,000 viewers.

Ruiz was a last-minute replacement for Abner Mares who had to pull out due to injury.

The co-main event of the telecast saw Mario Barrios KO Richard Zamora in the 4th round. The fight drew an average of 349,000 viewers. The opening fight of the three-fight telecast saw Javier Fortuna win a decision over Sharif Bogere. The 10 round bout drew 275,000 viewers.

Payout Perspective:

The event may have drawn more viewers if Mares did not have to withdraw due to an eye injury. The telecast was up against the UFC, NBA and the debuting Alliance of American Football which drew strong ratings on CBS.

Pacquiao-Broner replay draws minimal audience Saturday on Showtime

January 30, 2019

The Manny Pacquiao Adrien Broner replay on Showtime Saturday night drew 367,000 viewers according to Nelsen via ShowBuzz Daily.

The replay which saw Pacquiao defeat Broner via unanimous decision went up against PBC on Fox and Bellator 214 on Saturday.  In addition, the NHL All-Star Game and NBA on ABC featuring the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics were on the same night.

In comparison, the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury replay drew 488,000 viewers on Showtime in December.

In addition, MMA Payout has obtained the official payouts from the Nevada Athletic Commission.

The official tickets sold were 11,410 for a gate of $6,003,322.00.  There were 248 comps according to the commission.

Payout Perspective:

Despite his age and absence from boxing in North America, it was a good gate and a healthy amount of paying fans in attendance.  Regardless of what we think of Adrien Broner, he has made himself into a name in boxing and he helped with sales.  The replay rating is a little disappointing but with a live event on at the same night it might have overshadowed those that didn’t pay for the PPV.

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