Floyd Mayweather is set to earn around $35 million in his next fight against Andre Berto although ticket sales and PPV buys numbers has been very under-whelming but with his lucarative showtime contract he is sure to earn atleast $35 million from this fight while Andre Berto will take home guaranteed $4.8 million from Mayweather fight.
Mayweather-Berto Purse Update: So how much will Floyd Mayweather make from Berto fight ? well hardly 10% of what he earned from Pacquiao fight but that will still be the biggest purse for any active fighter today. So you see the business here, he can fight a granny and he will make more money than other 5 top boxers combined. Business wise it makes complete sense as this fight can serve as a tune up and later he can fight Manny Pacquiao for a rematch in May 2016. The rematch could get even bigger if Potential Pacquiao vs Khan fight happens and Pacquiao wins that one.
Mayweather’s purse depends on PPV Buys and we can safely assume the ppv buys will be between 500,000 to max 700,000 which is lower tiered in Mayweather-Showtime contract. Mayweather will be making around $18 million guaranteed plus the share of ppv revenue. So if the event touches 700,000 ppv buys that will take Mayweather’s total earnings to around $35 million from this fight. Not bad for pretty much a risk-less fight. Andre Berto will be given a guaranteed purse of around $4.8 for this fight. (According to recent reports)
|Floyd Mayweather||$18 Million guaranteed + share of the PPV revenue that is $2/$3 for every PPV sold which can take his total income from Berto fight to $35 million|
|Andre Berto||$4.8 Million Guaranteed|
Floyd Mayweather will be taking on Andre Berto on 12 september at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, he has been criticized for taking an easier option where he had fighters like Keith Thurman, Amir Khan, Danny Garcia and Kell Brook who would all jump for a chance for fight Mayweather. Instead who goes for a washed up Berto who has a 3-3 record in his last 6 fights, to top that off it might be Mayweather’s last fight of the career although most experts believe its an tune up fight for the mega rematch next year against Manny Pacquiao.
Floyd Mayweather is coming into this fight on the back of so-called “fight of the century” where he defeated Manny Pacquiao with a relatively easy decision and in the process took home around $300 million from that fight alone making it the biggest purse for boxer ever. Now there is no fight which can even come close to that one and since Mayweather has a six fight contract with Showtime/CBS and only one remaining he decided to go with a less risky fight against Berto.
Mayweather wanted this fight to be on free-to-air channel but Showtime decided that it will be hard to cover the cost of both Mayweather fight purse and arrangements with the free-to-air coverage and they went with another Pay Per View. Although the main event Mayweather-Berto is lame but there are a few undercard fights which will be very competitive.