Manny Pacquiao will make in excess of $25 million for fighting Juan Manuel Marquez

Manny Pacquiao will make in excess of $25 million for fighting Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden and could reach $30 million if the fight does a brisk business, Top Rank president Todd duBoef said. Pacquiao’s guarantee on the Nevada Athletic Commission contract is $8.595 million, executive director Keith Kizer said Wednesday. Marquez will earn a guarantee of $3 million. But pay-per-view boxers like Pacquiao and Marquez earn much more than their guarantees. Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is expected to earn at least $25 million in his fourth ring collision with his Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez, according to Top Rank president Todd duBoef. If the pay-per-view breaches the 1.3 million mark set by Pacquiao-Marquez III last year, then Pacquiao’s earnings could reach $30 million, DuBoef said. Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer said Pacquiao has a guaranteed purse of $8.595 million for Saturday’s bout, while Marquez has $3 million. But duBoef told Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole that the biggest share of earnings will come from the pay-per-view sales and foreign television money. Based on recent trends, the Top Rank executive said Pacquiao remains one of the biggest pay-per-view stars in boxing. “We’re getting more of the bars and restaurants, the chains, the Hooters, the Buffalo Wild Wings, places like that, buying the fight,” duBoef said. “If [interest in Pacquiao is decreasing], I am not seeing it.” Pacquiao, who is due to fight Marquez on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), is the second highest paid athlete according to Forbes with earnings of $62 million. His biggest rival, Floyd Mayweather, is on top of the list with $85 million in earnings. Manny Pacquiao will make about $25 million for fighting Juan Manuel Marquez (Chris Farina/Top Rank) Pacquiao will get a large chunk from his upside on HBO Pay-Per-View sales, which are expected to exceed 1 million and could equal the 1.3 million sales he reached for his Nov. 12, 2011, bout with Marquez. Adding in foreign television money, that will easily put Pacquiao over $25 million, duBoef said. DuBoef said closed circuit locations that show the bout are up from the 2011 fight between them, continuing what he said was a trend in Pacquiao fights. He said that despite the controversial result in his June 9 loss to Timothy Bradley, interest in Pacquiao doesn’t seem to have waned. “We’re getting more of the bars and restaurants, the chains, the Hooters, the Buffalo Wild Wings, places like that, buying the fight,” duBoef said. “If [interest in Pacquiao is decreasing], I am not seeing it.”
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