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Pacquiao-Mayweather: Financial facts

2015-04-30 09:01
Floyd Mayweather (Gallo)

Las Vegas - Saturday's welterweight title showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather is a lock to shatter financial records for a prize fight.

Here's a look at current records the fight is set to break:

- Live Gate Receipts -

$20 million for a fight in Nevada, set by Mayweather-Alvarez in 2013

(Pacquiao-Mayweather projection: $70 million)

- Pay-per-view purchases -

2.48 million for Mayweather's 2007 fight with Oscar De La Hoya

(Pacquiao-Mayweather projection: 3 million or more)

- Total pay-per-view revenue -

$150 million for Mayweather v Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in 2013

(Pacquiao-Mayweather projection: $300 million in US, Puerto Rico and Canada alone)

- Fighter's earnings -

$70 million for Mayweather against Alvarez, as calculated by Forbes

(Pacquiao-Mayweather projection: more than $100 million for both fighters - up to $200 million for Mayweather by his own estimate)

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