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Floyd Mayweather Vs Logan Paul Purse: How Much Will Pair Make?

Robert Mann

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Floyd Mayweather Vs Logan Paul Purse: How Much Will Pair Make?

Floyd 'Money' Mayweather is set for another mega payday after claiming he will earn a nine-figure paycheck to fight Logan Paul.

The boxing icon returns to the ring for an exhibition bout with YouTuber Paul this weekend in Miami - and is set to make a tidy $132m (£72m) from the event. Not too shabby that, eh?

And it has also been reported that Paul will earn $26m (£14m) for playing his part in the fight, but it's a small drop in the ocean compared to the undefeated boxing legend.

Floyd 'Money' Mayweather is reportedly set to make a tidy $132m from fighting Logan Paul
Floyd 'Money' Mayweather is reportedly set to make a tidy $132m from fighting Logan Paul

In the build-up to the fight, Paul told TMZ that the fight - which takes place at Hard Rock Stadium - could generate around $100m in pay-per-view sales alone.

Meanwhile, during the 'Inside Mayweather vs Paul' hype show by Showtime, Mayweather - widely known for his obsession with 100 dollar bills - told of his motivation behind taking the fight was, wait for it, money.

"My nickname is money for a reason," the undefeated bragged.

"I worked extremely hard for years and years to get to a certain level - a level where we can start calling everything an event.

"I believe in working smarter, not harder.

"So, if it's some easy like the Paul fight or a legalised bank robbery, I gotta do it - I have to do it."

The eye-watering sums being made by both men does seem fair, especially considering that Mayweather - widely considered as the best boxer of his generation - retired from the sport with an unblemished 50-0 record.

While Paul, making his third bout in the boxing ring, comes from a mix of amateur and professional contests.

Regardless of who wins this weekend, both fighters are expected to make some serious moolah.

How much will Floyd Mayweather Jr earn from the fight?

SportingFree reported Mayweather was guaranteed $10m in base salary and 50 per cent pay-per-view shares - a considerable amount more than Paul is expected to make.

Like his opponent, Mayweather also speculated on the amount of money he stood to make in a March 15 interview with the Disruptive Entrepreneur podcast.

"I can fight a fighter right now and I can guarantee myself $35 million," Mayweather said.

"I can eventually probably make $50 million, for just a regular fight.

"Or me and Logan Paul can go out, entertain, have fun and make nine figures, $100m or more.

"$35m for 12 rounds or $100m for six rounds - big difference."

Subtracting his reported guarantee of $10m, that would mean Mayfield expects the fight to make roughly $180m in pay-per-view dollars - not too far off Paul's estimation.

How much will Logan Paul earn from the fight?

Mayweather vs Paul has no official payout figures, however, both fighters have commented on how much money they believe is on the table with the $49.99 pay-per-view subscription.

According to a report from SportingFree, Paul is expected to receive a $250,000 base salary, plus 10 per cent of pay-per-view shares.

The YouTube star suggested in a May 11 interview with TMZ that he could make as much as $20m from the fight.

Based on his estimation and SportingFree's report, that would mean the fight rakes in at least $200m in PPV dollars.

Topics: Logan Paul, Floyd Mayweather Jr

Robert Mann
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