Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana

Floyd Mayweather has already been dubbed the highest-paid athlete by the likes of ESPN and Forbes… and he’ll get even richer on Saturday (Sept. 13) for his rematch against Marcos Maidana.

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.