The new math for the pay days for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have dramatically improved. As you recall, the fight (Mayweather vs. Pacquiao) was pegged at $200 million - Split 60/40 in favor of Mayweather. Pacquiao was reported to be making $80 mil, and Mayweather's take was to be $120 mil. But wait, not so fast, these are numbers factored in before PPV (pay-per-view) buys are tallied up.
Boxing promoter Bob Arum not only believes the fight will beat the all time PPV record (The record holder is Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya at 2.4 million PPV buys), but he also figures the math behind the numbers will earn Mayweather and Pacquiao a purse to split of $300 million (and not the $200 million as first reported).
Quoted in the media, Bob Arum stated: "We have to do the math, after adding everything to distribute will be $300 million."
Arum went on to add: "Sixty percent for Mayweather which is $180 million, and forty percent for Pacquiao which is $120 million."
Wow, who knows what the final numbers and coinage will be when the dust settles... but stinking rich either way
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