Eye-watering money Mayweather will earn from the fight of the year
By Boluwatife Ezekiel Olaleye
Floyd Mayweather has bragged about earning upwards of $100m for the fight, and a document seen by MMA Fighting has shown that he is not lying.
“Pretty Boy” will take a home a purse of $100m, no matter the result of the fight.
“Notorious” Conor McGregor has claimed that he also could make $100m after the huge showdown, but the document has revealed his purse is more modest.
McGregor will pull in $30m for his first pro-boxing match, which is 10 times bigger than any he’s received in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Both fighters are also expected to rake in more money from the fight through pay-per-view money and gate revenues.
If the Irishman (McGregor) pulls off the upset, he could also cost bookies up and down the country a fortune.
Daily Star Online revealed that Coral are expecting to lose around £50m if he manages to defeat Floyd.
And Conor backers will have been buoyed for their final weigh-in, where Mayweather weighed four pounds lighter than his rival. This led McGregor to mock the undefeated boxing great.
He said: “He looks blown out and out of shape. That’s the worst shape I’ve ever seen him.
“There is a saying ‘You’ll never beat the Irish’ and it is true. We roll in and take over.
“I will stomp my foot in the centre of that ring and let’s see how he takes it.”