Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Jr: The Numbers Behind The Mega Fight
On May 2, 2015, pound-for-pound greats Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr will meet for the fight that many thought would never happen. Here is a look at the numbers behind the clash of the titans at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
The wait is finally over, and with a prize pot of over $200 million, the fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather jr and Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao will be the richest single occasion in the history of the sport.
Who ranks higher?
Mayweather is currently listed as No 1 in The Ring’s pound-for-pound ratings, with Pacquiao occupying the No 3 spot.
What’s at stake?
Unified WBA (Super), WBC, WBO and The Ring Welterweight titles.
Their records until now:
Pacquiao: 57-5-2 with 38 knockouts, Mayweather: 47-0 with 26 knockouts;
Pacquiao: 36, Mayweather: 37
Pacquiao: 5 ft 6.5 in (1.69 m), Mayweather: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Pacquiao: 147 lb (67 kg), Mayweather: 147 lb (67 kg)
Pacquiao: 67 in (170 cm), Mayweather: 72 in (183 cm)
Pacquiao: Southpaw, Mayweather: Orthodox
What the Bookies say:
Mayweather is currently the 1/3 (or 1.33 Decimal) favorite to win, with Pacquiao starting the fight as 5/2 (3.50 Decimal) underdog.
Mayweather currently tops the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid athletes with earnings of $105 million between June 2013 and June 2014, while Pacquiao is ranked No. 11 with estimated earnings of $41.8 million
Purse (last fight):
Pacquiao: $23 million (Algieri), Mayweather: $32 million (Maidana II)
Biggest Payday so far:
Pacquiao: $30 million (Marquez III), Mayweather: $75 million (Alvarez);
Career earnings so far:
Pacquiao: $335 million, including endorsements, Mayweather: $420 million;
Career Pay Per View Buys:
Pacquiao: 13.6 million, Mayweather: 14.2 million
Career Pay Per View Revenue:
Pacquiao: $755 million, Mayweather: $860 million
Purse for this fight:
It is said that the prize pool will be split 60/40 in favor of Mayweather, with earnings estimated to be between $120 and $150 million for Mayweather, and $80 to $100 million for Pacquiao.
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