Find out the rough estimate of Mayweather and Pacquiao's May 2nd earnings
Milan Ordoñez on Jul 02, 2015 03:39 PM
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The rough numbers for May 2nd are in, and they are looking good for both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
According an anonymous source who spoke to ESPN.com, “Money” Mayweather may be looking at his fattest paycheque to date, which is looking to amount to a whopping $235 million (Php 10.6 billion).
Manny Pacquiao, on the other hand, is looking to earn a little over $150 million (Php 6.8 billion).
The source adds that while the total pay-per-view earnings for the fight have not yet been finalized, this will likely be the amounts that each fighter will be taking home, given the 60-40 split that had been agreed upon.
The money that both fighters will be getting are from the guaranteed purse, which include $72 million in ticket sales (Php 3.3 billion). This does not include the $22.9 million (Php 10.3 billion) in closed circuit revenue which come from bars, restaurants, and other commercial establishments.
The May 2nd bout is officially the most lucrative one in boxing history, which generated a total revenue of almost $600 million (Php 27 billion).
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