Both fighters assuredly took residence tens of millions of from Sunday evening’s combat, however precisely what number of tens of millions of is unknown.
Official purse figures are normally made public by the sanctioning fee, on this case the Florida State Boxing Commission, however since this was an exhibition there aren’t any official figures. Neither fighter nor their representatives have specified how a lot they’re contracted to make, and no credible boxing reporter has reported the numbers.
One web site has written, with out citing any sources, that Mayweather was assured $10 million and 50 p.c of the pay-per-view buys, whereas Paul was assured $250,000 and 10 p.c of the pay-per-view buys. Quite a lot of different information web sites have repeated these numbers, additionally with out citing any sources.
Mayweather stated in March that he might make $100 million or extra from the combat, whereas Paul has stated he might make $20 million, however these numbers ought to in all probability be taken with a grain of salt.
In a typical combat, pay-per-view income is split roughly evenly. The fighters mixed obtain about half, whereas cable and satellite tv for pc operators and Showtime break up the opposite half. If that break up holds for this combat, at a $49.99 worth, about four.eight million must purchase for Mayweather and Paul to earn $120 million mixed from pay-per-view income. Considering just one combat within the historical past of boxing has ever approached these numbers, it appears fairly unlikely.
Pay-per-view cash will not be the one income from the combat, nevertheless. Somewhere round 25,000 individuals have been anticipated to purchase tickets to attend in particular person, and every fighter actually earned sponsorship and different income from the combat.
The ethical of the story? Both Mayweather and Paul are doing simply advantageous.