Manny Pacquiao is set to fight little known Australia Jeff Horns on Saturday, 01 July 2017 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. On paper its just a mis-match and pretty much a exhibition fight against 29 yeah old Brisbane fighting school teacher, Jeff Horn who has never fought outside Australia/New Zealand. Although undefeated in his professional career, he has never fought any big name let alone someone in the class of Manny Pacquiao. What is the reason behind this fight and how much money both fighters will be making in this fight ?
Pacquiao vs Horn Purse: Regardless of the fight result he will be the winner not only getting once in a life-time chance of fighting the greatest boxer of recent era but also pocketing around $1 million from nights work. Manny Pacquiao on the other hand arrived in Australia on a private jet with over 200 supporting staff will make guaranteed $10 million from this fight.
It will be a massive event in Australia with over 50,000 people expected to watch the fight live in Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Australia’s leading PPV network FoxTel to produce the live feed via PPV and millions watching around the world thanks to Pacquiao global presence.
|Manny Pacquiao||£10 million Guaranteed (Pacquiao is guaranteed $10 million for this fight but he can clear over $15 million depending on PPV both in Australia and other international broadcasting deals plus his personal sponsorships )|
|Jeff Horn||$1 million Guaranteed (Horn is getting around $1 million for his nights work, his biggest payday of the career having not fought outside Australia in his entire career)|
Its safe to say, Pacquiao took this fight just for money considering the opponent is nowhere near his class/ability in the ring. There is a massive Philipines population in Australia and organizers are banking on the idea Pacquiao name will help generate full hose in stadium and produce good PPV numbers. Pacquiao has been guaranteed a $10 million sum regardless of how PPV numbers do and that is kind of win/win for Pacquiao who is overwhelming favourite to win the fight.