ESPN– Floyd Mayweather will earn almost as much for 36 minutes in the ring in May as Tim Duncan has made in his 18-year career with the San Antonio Spurs ($235 million).
A source with knowledge of the pay-per-view numbers, which still are not final but have been reported on to a point where a number can be called, told ESPN.com that Mayweather’s total for the May 2 fight against Manny Pacquiao will add up to between $220 million and $230 million. Based on the agreed-upon 60-40 split, Pacquiao could wind up earning a little north of $150 million, which would be roughly equivalent to the on-court career earnings of LeBron James.
The fight, which generated close to $600 million in revenue, is the most lucrative boxing bout of all time.
The money awarded to the fighters is a result of a guaranteed purse, $72 million in ticket sales — which doesn’t include a record $19 million in national closed-circuit revenue at more than 5,000 bars, restaurants and commercial establishments — and a record $6.9 million in closed-circuit revenue. In his 14 pay-per-view fights, Mayweather has now generated more than $1.3 billion, a record.
Cant even fathom that amount of dough in my pocket. Only large amount of dough I’m carrying around is probably some sugar-powered bread you catch at a fourth carnival. Yeah, Mayweather is arguably one the of the greatest boxing has ever seen (at his weight) but this dudes a total ass. Spending his money on the most ludacris things, including buying shoes&boxers and only wearing them once, purchasing specific colored cars for certain cities hes laying low in, buying 15k cakes laced with crystals, and of course lighting cigars with burning benjamins… i mean why not, right? If you a gazillionare and a low key woman beater- why not blow up your shit in everyones face?
Paquaio only getting 40 cut instead of 60 is the real blow to the common man. He’s the real fighter. Only can imagine the stuff he would of put his earnings to, as well. But hey, this is the way boxing has headed too- dancing around a ring trying not to get knocked out instead of trying to knock people out. Yeah, defense is the best offense, but whose trying to watch that? Get that outta here.
P.S. First thing I’d do with all that cash would definitely be buying a hot air balloon, bump some ignant-ass hiphop, and throw the bird to all the peasants below, that’ll show em.