Boxing becomes one of the most watched sports due to some boxers rivalries. There are couple of television viewership records that has broke in past few years. But the topic here we are discussing is about the earnings of the match referees and judges salaries. How much money boxing referee paid per match. According to sources closer to the boxing field, claimed mostly referee earn $2,500 per fight. But this income increased when the main PPV event match take place.
|Category||Per Fight||Main PPV Fight||Annual Earnings|
|Professional Referees||$3,000||$10,000 – $35,000||$650,000|
Only the best professional’s who are experienced are selected for the main ppv fight. So there is less chances of wrong decision and make match more fare for the both boxers. Now day’s as big pay-per-view fight $10,000 to $35,000 salary is paid to the referee for the match. The entry-level referees were not selected for the main event fight until they get experienced 2-3 years of boxing career.
According to sources, entry-level referees paid $700 per fight but still its not confirmed yet. Because in 2015-16 a sports magazine published article and give details that new comers officials maximum earn upto $500.
Judges are the most important person after match officials in the boxing match, they look each and every punch thrown by the boxers and counts the punches that were missed. Judges give points at the end of each round if the match not ended on knockout decision, their given points become the highlight of the fight the boxer with good numbers in the rounds announced winner on unanimous decision.
|Category||Per Fight||High-Profile fights|
|Fight Judges||$1000 – $2,500||$7000 – $10,000|
A judge in a boxing can get paid $1,500 per fight. But his salary increased after becoming part of the panel of the main event card. Some rumors according to them judges for the match between Pacquaio and Mayweather Jr fight earn $10,000. The match referee for the fight earn $25,000. Now how much referees and judges earned for the next big held this year (Mayweather jr vs McGregor).
|Officials||Per Fight||High-Profile fights|
Robert Byrd among the most professional boxing referee. Byrd selected for the match between (Mayweather jr vs McGregor). According to rumors he earn upto $50,000 for the main event fight but still these are the rumors. Mostly referee who selected for the pay-per-view high profile fight earn utp ($25,000- $30,000) maxium in past.