MANILA — Manny Pacquiao is expected to receive an amount well over $100-$120 million or around P4.4 billion to P5.28 billion including pay-per-view earnings after his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“For whatever it’s worth, the buildup over these years has certainly enhanced the fight,” promoter Bob Arum said as quoted in an Associated Press report.
“Everybody knows about it now, even people who don’t follow boxing. Plus we have a good economy, unlike in 2009 when people were out of work and didn’t have the money to spend,” he added in the same report.
Mayweather, on the other hand, is estimated to get more than Manny’s pay at around $$180 million (P7.92 billion).
This figure is higher than earlier predictions pegged at $120 million.
As the fight draws near, many are also guessing that the fight will break pay-per-view records.
It could be noted that Mayweather’s fight with Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 topped the record charts with 2.44 million buys.
“That’s the one element that’s a mystery,” Arum told The Associated Press. “It seems like it will break the record, but who really knows? Anyone who predicts the total pay-per-view is whistling in the dark,” he added in the same report.