Floyd Mayweather Jr. again guaranteed $32 million; $3 million for Marcos Maidana
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will earn at least a guaranteed purse of $32 million for the fourth time in his career while Marcos Maidana will earn a career-high guarantee of $3 million for their rematch on Saturday.
RingTV.com was informed of those numbers by Bob Bennett, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The $32 million guarantee is the same amount, minus the upside for pay-per-view, that Mayweather pocketed for his initial win over Maidana, who earned at least $1.5 million for their first bout.
Mayweather’s purse for the rematch with Maidana is equal to those he took in for his unanimous decision victories over Miguel Cotto and Robert Guerrero in May 2012 and May 2013, respectively.
In September 2013, Mayweather earned a career-high guaranteed purse of $41.5 million for defeating Canelo Alvarez by majority decision in a bout that became the highest-grossing boxing event of all time with nearly $150 million in revenue reported.
Below are the purses for the fighters in four other bouts to be contested on Saturday as reported by Bennett to RingTV.com.
Leo Santa Cruz: $750,000
Manuel Roman: $50,000
Humberto Soto: $150,000
John Molina Jr.: $125,000
Miguel Vazquez: $450,000
Mickey Bey: $125,000
Alfredo Angulo: $500,000
James De La Rosa: $43,000
Mayweather-Maidana II will be broadcast on Showtime Pay Per View from the MGM Grand, site of Mayweather’s majority decision over Maidana in May.