Mayweather vs. Pacquiao ~ "Biggest payday in sports"


The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2 will probably be the single biggest payday for any professional athlete ever. The two fighters will be duking it out to split a prize of about $200 million, according estimates. Pacquiao has agreed to take home 40% of the purse, or about $80 million, while Mayweather would get almost $120 million.

The good quantity will depend on the subject of just how swiftly the historic brawl sells, both re TV and off. HBO and Showtime, which are broadcasting it together, expect to have a autograph album pay per view audience for a have the same opinion that fans have been waiting five years to see.

The business is likely to cost spectators nearly $95 a pop, according to a source, going on from more or less $75 for recent fights. And it's customary to be seen in three to four million households. The most-watched pay-per-view scuffle ever was a bout in the middle of Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya in 2007, which was purchased by 2.5 million households.

Even if this year's apprehension on your own reaches 3.25 million homes, it will generate following $300 million in revenue. About half of that will involve ahead cable operators, leaving $150 million or as a result for the fighters.

And there's furthermore the ticket sales. The scuffle will be at the MGM Grand in La Vegas, which can retain vis--vis 17,000 for a boxing see eye to eye. One published estimate has ticket prices ranging in the middle of $1,000 and $4,000 per seat, which would generate well along than $40 million. The fighters will halt going on by now most of that revenue as skillfully.

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