Comparing The Career Earnings Of Floyd Mayweather And Manny Pacquiao

By on May 1, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

On May 2, 2015, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will FINALLY step into the ring together to face off in what is easily the most highly anticipated boxing match in history. That's 41 days from right now. This is a fight that is six years in the making. Negotiations were first attempted back in mid-2009! As you can probably imagine, everyone pretty much expects that the bout will absolutely demolish the current record for PPV purchases. That PPV record, 2.4 million buys, occurred when Floyd fought Oscar De La Hoya back in 2007. Ticket prices range from $3500 to $250,000. Most experts believe this will be the richest fight in history, potentially generating in excess of $400 million.

According to the contract, the revenue split will go 60-40, in favor of Floyd. On the high end, it's estimated that Floyd will earn $150 million for the fight and Manny will earn $100 million. On the low end, they will take home $120 million and $80 million, respectively.

Vegas odds as of this writing would require a bettor to put up $285 to win $100 on Mayweather. A $100 bet in favor of Manny would win $225 if he is victorious.

We will be writing more detailed articles on the economics of this fight in the near future. For now, I just wanted to take a quick look back at the career earnings of both fighters:

Floyd's Career Earnings:

    • Carlos Baldomir November 4, 2006 – $8 million
    • Oscar De La Hoya May 5, 2007 – $25 million
    • Ricky Hatton December 8, 2007 – $25 million
    • World Wrestling Entertainment Appearance – $20 million
    • Juan Manuel Márquez September 19, 2009 – $25 million
    • Sugar Shane Mosley May 14th, 2010 – $30 million
    • Victor Ortiz September 17th, 2011 – $40 million
    • Miguel Cotto May 5, 2012 – $40 million
    • Robert Guerrero May 4, 2013 – $50 million
    • Saul Alvarez September 14, 2013 – $75 million
    • Marcos Maidana May 2, 2014 – $40 million
    • Marcos Maidana September 13, 2014 – $32 million

Total Career Earnings: $430 million

(JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

(JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Manny's Career Earnings:

    • $2 million – against Erik Morales (January 2006)
    • $1 million – against Oscar Larios (July 2006)
    • $3 million – against Erik Morales (November 2006)
    • $2 million – against Jorge Solis (April 2007)
    • $2 million – against Marco Antonio Barrera (October 2007)
    • $11 million – against Oscar De la Hoya (December 2008)
    • $12 million – against Ricky Hatton (May 2009)
    • $35 million – against Miguel Cotto (November 2009)
    • $35 million – against Antonio Margarito (November 2010)
    • $20 million – against Shane Mosely (May 2011)
    • $20 million – against Juan Manuel Marquez (November 2011)
    • $20 million – against Timothy Bradley (June 2012)
    • $30 million – against Juan Manuel Marquez (December 2012)
    • $30 million – against Brandon Rios (November 2013)
    • $20 million – against Timothy Bradley (April 2014)
    • $20 million – against Chris Algieri (November 2014)

Total career earnings: $263 million

Assuming May 2nd goes off without a hitch, Floyd will add $150 million to his career total, bringing him up to $580 million. Manny will add $100 million, bringing him up to $363 million.

Lots more info to come over the next few weeks. Please stay tuned! In the meantime, who do you think is gonna win? Do you think it will live up to the hype???

Articles Written by Brian Warner
Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+.
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