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Mayweather Jr. Will Take Home at Least $32 million

Floyd MayweatherFloyd Mayweather Jr. may or may not be victorious in his rematch against Marcos Maidana,  but one thing we know for sure is that he will be successful at the bank.  Mayweather Jr.  who Forbes magazine list as the highest paid athlete in the world will take home a guaranteed minimum of $32 million regardless of the outcome of the match.

Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs)  and Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs)  will step into the ring again tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with Mayweather’s welterweight and junior middleweight world championships on the line.

Mayweather also earned a minimum $32 million for his majority decision victory against Maidana in their first fight in May.

So that’s a guaranteed minimum of $64 million for two fights in 2014.

For comparison take a look at what other fighters will be making tonight on the undercard.

In Saturday’s co-feature, junior featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) will earn a career-high $750,000, and challenger Manuel Roman (17-2-3, 6 KOs) will make $50,000.

Lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez (34-3, 13 KOs) will earn $450,000 for a defense against Mickey Bey (20-1-1, 10 KOs), whose purse is $125,000. Brawler Alfredo Angulo (22-4, 18 KOs), who is moving up to the middleweight division, will earn $500,000, and his opponent, James De La Rosa (22-2, 13 KOs), will make $43,000.

In Saturday’s co-feature, junior featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) will earn a career-high $750,000, and challenger Manuel Roman (17-2-3, 6 KOs) will make $50,000.

Lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez (34-3, 13 KOs) will earn $450,000 for a defense against Mickey Bey (20-1-1, 10 KOs), whose purse is $125,000. Brawler Alfredo Angulo (22-4, 18 KOs), who is moving up to the middleweight division, will earn $500,000, and his opponent, James De La Rosa (22-2, 13 KOs), will make $43,000.

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