The man called ‘Money’ continues to rake it in during the twilight of his career.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather is living up to his nickname, landing a world record $45 million pay day for his next fight.
And people through Gareth Bale’s deal was too rich.
Already touted as the world’s highest-paid athlete, Mayweather will get that guaranteed purse (US$41.5 million) for his junior middleweight unification fight with Saul Alvarez at in Las Vegas on September 14.
“Floyd is the biggest star in the sport and the best in the sport, and when you’re the biggest star and you are the best, you get paid the most money,” CEO of Mayweather Promotions Leonard Ellerbe said.
“So this comes along with the territory.”
This pay packet shatters the previous record – $32 million – which he set for his May 2012 fight with Miguel Cotto and then tied for his fight this past May against Robert Guerrero.
It means Mayweather will earn $73.5 million in 2013 from boxing bouts alone.
It’s not known how much Alvarez will pocket but it’s being reported that it’s in the range of $10 million.
fanatix wants to know if you think if Mayweather’s pay packet is too much or fair enough given he is in a dangerous sport?