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Pacquiao’s base purse $6 million to Bradley’s $5 million

By Dan Ambrose: According to the RingTV twitter, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s base purse will only be $6 million for his June 9th fight against Tim Bradley. This is kind of low as you can imagine, in particular when you compare it to the $32 million guaranteed purse that Floyd Mayweather Jr. received for his fight against Miguel Cotto on May 5th.

Even Cotto came in above Pacquiao’s numbers with an $8 million guarantee to go with the huge upside for the pay per view numbers.

This is what RingTV twitter had to say on the Pacquiao/Bradley base purses: “Lem: According to the Nevada commission – Pacquiao’s base purse is $6 million, Bradley’s $5 million.”

I mean, that’s still a ton of money for a fighter to be getting and I’d love to get that kind of cash. However, when compared to Mayweather’s $32 million base it pales in comparison. How Pacquiao can be getting such a low number is the question. I realize that Mayweather promotes himself, and doesn’t have to share a big amount with his promoter and he also doesn’t have a trainer that he gives huge cash to as well. But there still should be a lot more left over for Pacquiao when you take into all those considerations.

If those numbers are correct then Pacquiao needs to consider promoting himself with what little time he has left in his career. He should cut his losses and promote himself and maybe hire a new trainer at a reduced rate so he can squirrel away as much money as possible in the 2-3 years that he has left in the sport. He could be sorry he didn’t do this later on if he somehow blows all his money and doesn’t have anymore huge revenue streams.

What I don’t understand is how Bradley makes almost as much money as Pacquiao. That doesn’t make sense.

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