Purses: Mayweather $32 million, Guerrero $3 million
By Chris Williams: In looking at the paychecks the fighters will be getting this Saturday night there’s no mistaking who the star is for this fight. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) will be getting a guaranteed $32 million, and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) will be receiving $3 million for their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The $3 million may not seem like a lot of money, but it’s by far the most money that Guerrero has ever received in a fight, and I’m sure he’s happy to get even that.
Without Mayweather, Guerrero would likely be fighting for less $1 million.
For Guerrero to get the really big money, he’s got to buckle down and figure out a way to beat Mayweather tomorrow night. That’s not going to be easy because Mayweather has more skills, and he clearly looked in better physical condition than Guerrero at their weigh-in on Friday.
Guerrero will likely rehydrate to up to 160 to 165 lbs. He came in right at 147 lbs. for the fight, and you can expect him to put on another 18 to 20 pounds.
It makes you wonder how Guerrero was able to fight at featherweight and super featherweight all those years. He must have been really draining himself to make those weights because at 5’8”, Guerrero was huge for those weight classes, especially after he rehydrated.
Guerrero was like the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. of the featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight divisions. It makes sense that he moved up to welterweight because it must have been incredibly hard on his body to lose all that water weight each time he’d boil down to fight at 126, 130 and 135.
If Guerrero beats Mayweather then there will definitely be a rematch between them because Mayweather won’t accept getting beaten and then just walking away from it. He’ll want to get revenge as soon as possible.