Mayweather set to make $70 million from fight
Floyd “money” Mayweather’s set to make $70 million from Saturday’s fight he won against Marcos Maidana.
And the boxing champ wasted no time bragging about his come up on Instagram.
According to his caption, he hasn’t even earned half of what he’s set to receive: “$32,000,000.00 for 36 minutes. I’m waiting for the PPV numbers to come in so I can make another $38,000,000.00 on the back-end… making it a grand total of $70,000,000.00.”
It looks like Mayweather’s projection is going to come up quite a bit short, according to Forbes.com’s Kurt Badenhausen. Barring unexpectedly huge pay-per-view numbers, $70 million is not going to happen.
Although there are other sources of revenue, the pay-per-view numbers are going to have a big impact on his final paycheck. The pay-per-view numbers are expected to be released next week.
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