According to the LA Times, Keith Kizer, the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s executive director, said Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. is guaranteed a minimum of $22.5 million for his HBO Pay-per-view fight against Sugar Shane Mosley on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, while Shane Mosley is guaranteed a minimum pay of $7 million.
Those numbers do not include the Pay-Per-View buy profits, so their respective payday’s will increase and Mayweather could possibly wind up with $40 million or more.
Floyd Mayweather is the current pound-for-pound king of Pay-Per-View. According to HBO’s Mark Taffet, Floyd Mayweather Jr.; in just 6 Pay-Per-View fights, generated 5.5 million PPV buys and $290 million in Pay-Per-View revenue, averaging $48.6 million in revenue per HBO PPV.
On the flip side, the current pound-for-pound king of boxing, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, has generated 6.25 million Pay-Per-View buys and $320 million in revenue in 12 Pay-Per-View fights, but Pacquiao has never had a guaranteed purse of $20 million dollars like Mayweather.
Floyd Mayweather has stated in past interviews that Manny Pacquiao has the worst deal in boxing, and Bob Arum gets most of Pacquiao’s money while Mayweather get’s 100 percent of his money.
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