Shakur Stevenson reportedly received $3 million for his knockout victory over Shuichiro Yoshino in last week's main event at Top Rank. Yoshino suffered his first professional defeat when Stevenson stopped him in round six of the 12-round main event.
Shakur Stevenson, the super featherweight kingpin, is now 20-0. Yoshino's toughest opponent thus far was Shakur Stevenson, whom he failed to defeat.
Shuichiro Yoshino remains one of Japan's most regarded fighters and is anticipated to bounce back stronger after this defeat. Here's a breakdown of Shakur Stevenson vs. Shuichiro Yoshino's Purse and Salary.
According to rumors, Shakur Stevenson was entitled to 70% of PPV sales with a $1 million guaranteed base price. It means 'Fearless' has earned up to $3 million from his recent fight with Shuichiro Yoshino.
Previous boxing earnings for Shuichiro Yoshino have not been revealed. Yet, he may have received the largest salary of his career. He was guaranteed $400,000 if he owned 30% of the PPV shares. The Japanese star appears to have made roughly $500k from his fight with Shakur Stevenson.
If the ESPN PPV hadn't clashed with UFC 287 Pereira vs Adesanya 2 at the Box Office, the combatants could have made more money. UFC 287 drew a lot of attention from fight fans, which seemed to overshadow Shakur Stevenson's fight tonight. Yet, the American fighter walked away with a tidy $3 million paycheck.