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Pacquiao vs Rios purses: Breakdown of handsome earnings

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According to Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, Manny Pacquiao's guaranteed purse for Saturday night's bout against Brandon

Rios is $18 Million USD.

And depending on the live gate and pay-per-view (PPV) buys, the Filipino superstar could leave Macau having earned

upwards of $30 Million for his services.

Brandon Rios will pocket $4 million, by far the largest sum of his professional career.

$30 million? How is this possible?
Although Floyd Mayweather has proved he's boxing undisputed cash cow king, Manny Pacquiao remains a major draw, despite

back-to-back his loses last year.

PacMan lost a hotly-disputed split decision to Tim Bradley last summer and was knocked cold by a seemingly hurt and

desperate Juan Manuel Marquez in a bout Manny was starting to dominate.

Neither defeat is your typical loss in boxing and many assert Bradley and Marquez got lucky, albeit in different ways.

Moreover, Manny Pacquiao remains one of the most popular athletes in the world. And while a loss or two can damage a

superstar's stock, it'll take a lot more than two seemingly wacky defeats to detail the Pac train.

Pacquiao vs Rios Purses: How do they compare?

Since we don't know how much revenue will be generated by the live gate, we'll have compare and contrast 'guaranteed'

purses.

Pacquaio vs Rios
Nov 23, 2013
Pacquiao: $18 Million, Rios: $4 Million

Bradley vs Marquez
Oct 12, 2013
Marquez: $6 Million, Bradley: $4.1 Million

Mayweather vs Canelo
Sept 14, 2013
Mayweather: $41.5 Million, Alvarez: $12 Million

Mayweather vs Guerrero
May 4, 2013
Mayweather: $32 Million, Guerrero: $3 Million

Pacquiao vs Marquez IV
Dec 7, 2012
Pacquiao: 25 Million, Marquez: $3 Million

* For the B-side fighter, JMM had an unusually high percentage of PPV and live gate income and probably earned more than double his guarantee

Martinez vs Chavez Jr
Sept 15, 2012
Martinez: $1.4 Million, Chavez Jr: $3 million
And no, that's not a misprint

Pacquiao vs Bradley
June 6, 2012
Pacquiao: $26 Million, Bradley: $5 Million

Mayweather vs Cotto
May 5, 2012
Mayweather: $32 Million, Cotto: $8 Million

Pacquiao vs Maruez III
Nov 12, 2011
Pacquiao: $22 Million, Marquez: $5 Million

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