Pacquiao guaranteed $26 million, Bradley $5 million for Saturday’s fight
By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will initially receive $6 million for Saturday’s fight against Tim Bradley on PPV in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao will later received an additional $20 million as part of his $26 million guaranteed contract for the Bradley bout.
Pacquiao can make even more than that from the pay-per-view upside for the fight. The fight isn’t expected to bring in really huge numbers like the recent Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Miguel Cotto fight, which hauled in 1.5 million buys. However, the Bradley-Pacquiao fight could generate in the neighborhood of 700,000 to 1 million buys. That would give Pacquiao a nice bump up in his payday, but not enough probably for him to get a 50-50 deal with Mayweather.
For his part, Bradley will make a guaranteed $5 million for the fight. Bradley intends on socking the money away rather than spending it. He’s already been making $1 million per fight recently, so it’s not as if he needs to dip into the $5 million he’ll receive for spending cash. If Bradley is able to beat Pacquiao this Saturday, he’ll get a massive payday in the rematch on November 10th. That’s what Bradley is shooting for.
Bradley wants the rematch and he wants a bigger purse split the second time around. He’ll definitely get it, and the money he gets for that fight will set him up on easy street for the remainder of his life as long as he doesn’t blow it all on unwise investments.