Saturday, 13 September 2014 20:46

Mayweather vs Maidana 2: Purse salaries

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Fight sensation and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. will rematch Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) tonight in Las Vegas in what will likely be the biggest fight of the year.

So how much money will the principles make?

Mayweather, the highest paid athlete in the world according to Forbes, will receive a minimum of $32 million based on data from Nevada State Athletic Commission yesterday.

Of course, the above sum is Floyd's minimum purse. He stands to earn more depending on income generated from pay-per-view (PPV) sales, foreign television sales, sponsorships, merchandise and closed circuit revenue.

It's possible the fighter dubbed 'Money' may pocket over $40 million after all of the receipts are tallied.

Tonight's challenger, Argentine Marcos Maidana, will earn a minimum payout of $3 million, doubling his guarantee for Mayweather vs Maidana 1 in May. But don't feel bad for Maidana because he collected royalties from Argentine television rights as well as an additional $1.5 million for adhering to Mayweather's last-minute request when the camps disagreed on what type of gloves the Argentine would wear.


Tonight's bout will be Mayweather's fourth in his lucrative six-fight deal with Showtime/CBS.

Last September, Floyd Mayweather vs. Saúl 'Canelo' Álvarez was the most profitable boxing and sporting event of all-time generating nearly $150 million in U.S. pay-per-view revenue. Tickets were in such high-demand, some were being sold online for nearly $30,000.

For that bout, Mayweather's guaranteed purse minimum was $41.5 million.
 

 

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