Floyd Mayweather Guaranteed 31.5 Million For Maidana Bout
By Evan Stoumbelis
Undefeated Prize Fighter Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather steps into the ring against Marcos Maidana this Saturday night. ‘Money’, who was named the highest paid athlete by ESPN in 2013, was guaranteed $1 million against Saul Alvarez in his last fight, and pocketed a total of $80 million dollars for his win. So just how much will Mayweather be guaranteed to step in the ring on Saturday night? $31.5 million dollars. His opponent on the other hand, Marcos Maidana will be paid $1.5 million dollars as well as TV rights in Argentina.
If you calculated how much money Mayweather would make per minute he was in the ring with Maidana and the results are overwhelming. For every minute Mayweather is in the cage he pockets $875,000.
Mayweather is going for his 46th straight win. Mayweather vs. Maidana kicks off at 9p.m. E.T. only on Pay-Per View.