According to the contract filed with the Nevada State Athletic Commission before Friday’s (Sept. 12) weigh-in, the sport’s pound-for-pound king is set to pocket a guaranteed minimum of $32 million.
Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) will meet Maidana for the second time, nearly five months after he was given the toughest test of his career… in which he took a majority decision to remain unbeaten. He was also guaranteed $32 million from that fight, though he did take in much more when it was all said and done.
Mayweather controls most of the revenue for the fight — including pay-per-view sales, the gate, foreign television sales, sponsorships, merchandise and closed circuit sales. So, in the end, he pockets substantially more.
Maidana’s minimum guarantee is $3 million, double his guarantee for the fight in May, but earned more… thanks to Argentina television rights and an additional $1.5 million payment to wear the kind of gloves Mayweather requested at the 11th hour.