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R1.46bn for 36 minutes of work?

2015-03-12 14:22

Cape Town - Fancy earning R1.46 billion for 36 minutes work?

Probably the stuff of dreams - unless your name is Floyd Mayweather.

VIDEO: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao go face-to-face

The unbeaten American boxer stands to pocket a cool $120 million for his May 2 showdown in Las Vegas with the Philippines' Manny Pacquiao.

And it's only 36 minutes if the bout goes to the judges' scorecards.

Ponder for a moment what you could buy with R40 million a minute... or R675 000 per second!

"Poor" old Tiger Woods, widely considered the greatest sportsman of modern times, has been a professional golfer for some 20 years now and has "only" banked $109 612 414 in prize money.

Tennis' leading Grand Slam winner Roger Federer is positively a pauper in comparison, cashing a meagre $89 280 550 since turning pro in 1998.

Don't feel too sorry for Pacquiao. He's guaranteed $80 million for showing up.

Floyd and Manny face-to-face (AFP)

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