On a recent episode of Showtime's All Access, the king of a very deep welterweight division, and pound for pound best boxer in the world, Floyd Mayweather told a heckler not to compare him to a $6 million fighter, referencing Manny Pacquiao and his guarantee for his last fight, a rematch against Timothy Bradley. Mayweather was correct in his financial assessment between himself and Pacquiao, there's no comparison.
In Saturday's WBC, The Ring and WBA 147 pound unification bout at the MGM Grand between Mayweather and Marcos Maidana, Mayweather will be guaranteed $32 million according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The NSAC released that number based on the contracts they received from Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions.
Mayweather's manager, Leonard Ellerbe said, "It's just a testament to what he brings to sports, not just boxing. He's a terrific entertainer and he is the reason why this arena will be packed and why there will be a million-plus (PPV buys) -- because it's all about the Mayweather experience."
During a post weigh-in interview with Showtime's Jim Gray, Mayweather said the undercard for Saturday's event will be the most expensive in the history of boxing. Below is a breakdown of the televised undercard match-ups and the purses reported by the NSAC.
- Amir Khan ($1.5 million) vs. Luis Collazo ($350,000)
- Adrien Broner ($1.25 million) vs. Carlos Molina ($150,000)
- J'Leon Love ($100,000) vs Marco Antonio Periban ($35,000)