Boxing Referee & Judges Salaries 2017

Today, we will reveal the boxing referee & Judges salaries they get in main PPV events. Referee play important role in the fight as they have to look and judge whether boxers breaking the rules or not. Each boxing referee and judges get paid differently for each event. But do you ever thought how much a referee earns or how much Judges get paid in a big PPV event? If yes, then here are the answers to all your questions related to boxing referee and Judges salaries.

Pay Per View is shortly known as PPV is a type of Subscription that a viewer pays for the Main Event to watch the desired Programme. Usually, PPV Subscription is conducted for huge main event matches for which the audiences across the globe is especially waiting to watch. These PPV subscriptions usually distribute combat sports events, such as boxing, mixed martial arts, and professional wrestling.

Boxing Referee & Judges Salaries

Average Salary of the Referee

In the United States of America the Nevada commission who assign referee and judges for fights taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada boxing commission also set the pay scale for the referee salaries. The average Salary of a Referee in a normal boxing match starts from $150 per match and can reach $20,000 for the PPV Matches.

As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-15, an average yearly income of boxing referees and judges is round about $25,000 a year but some of the high profile referees like Joe Cortez and Kenny Bayless can make around $90,000 a year because they usually officiate main events of big PPV events.

Boxing Referee’s Annual Salaries
Competition Salary
Per Fight Main PPV Events , High Profile Fights $2,000 – $25,000
Annual   All Boxing Matches as Official $200,000 – $350,000

I Can tell you that a simple fight can bring $500 to $1,000 in the account of a referee , but when the fight is big and its main event PPV then the alary of the referee get increased . Such as Kenny Bayless the man who is the official during the match between Pacquiao vs Mayweather earn $25,000 from the fight whatever the result is. A referee can earn up to $350,000 annually if he is selected for the main card title fights and high profile non-title fights.

Boxing Judges Annual Salaries
Competition Salary
Per Fight as (judge) Main PPV Events , High Profile Fights $1,000 – $8000
Annual Earnings All Boxing Matches as Official $90,000

Judges duties are totally different from the boxing official referees . Judges have to find out about how many punches were thrown by the both boxers. They will count the average of boxing punches and then later if there is no knockout take place the decision will be made on the judges boxing punches average table and points.

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Referee & Judges Salaries from Pacquiao vs Mayweather Fight

The Nevada boxing commission set the pay scale of the Referee and Judges to pay out for the World Record Box Office Collection Match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. This Fight broke the $150 million world record collection in US pay-per-view revenue generated by Mayweather versus Canelo Alvarez in 2013 and earned three times than the Mayweather and Alvarez Match.

The Pacquiao vs Mayweather PPV event generated $400 million in the history of worldwide subscription receipts.Kenny Bayless who was the Referee of this main Event of  Mayweather vs Pacquiao took home $10,000 while the judges in this Main event earned $8,000 (per Judges).

Mayweather vs Pacquiao Referee and Judges Payout List

 Mayweather vs Pacuqiao Main Event Referee (Kenny Bayless) $10,000
 Mayweather vs Pacquiao Fight Judges (3) $8,000
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Gamalier Rodriguez Fight Referee  $3,150
Lomachenko vs  Rodriguez Judges (3) $2,450
All Other Fight Referees $2,000
All other fight judges  $1,500