Mayweather taking home $32 million
May 5, 2012
Floyd Mayweather is set to earn a guaranteed $32 million according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (via Dan Rafael tweet). This amount is a record eclipsing $30 million due to Mike Tyson in his 1997 fight with Evander Holyfield.
Miguel Cotto will earn $8 million and a portion of the PPV share. This will be the most Cotto will have made in his career.
In addition to his $32 million, Mayweather will receive an additional amount from PPV and other revenue generators from the night. You may recall he earned up to $40 million in his last fight against Victor Ortiz.
Dan Rafael also reports the salary figures of the undercard released by the NSAC:
-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez – $1.2 million
-Shane Mosley – $650,000
-Jessie Vargas – $125,000
-Steve Forbes – $40,000
-Deandre Latimore – $55,000
-Carlos Quintana – $23,000
The release of Mayweather’s salary is topical considering we’re debating the privacy of fighter pay in the UFC. We only bring this up but realistically cannot compare Mayweather or Cotto’s salary to that of a UFC fighter. But, it’s interesting to look at the other salaries on the card. Certainly, this is a big card and cannot be compared with a regular boxing card or a regular UFC PPV, but it shows that boxing can payout its fighters.