Here’s How Much Manny Pacquiao Earned from His Last Fight

Published 05/22/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 20: Manny Pacquiao celebrates his split-decision victory over Keith Thurman in their WBA welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


The octuple world champion, Manny Pacquiao, currently holds no world titles. However, in his last bout, ‘Pac Man’ walked away with the world title. That said, his inactivity has cost him the WBA welterweight strap, which is now held by Yordenis Ugas.

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The 25-year-veteran has had several successful title defenses in lucrative PPV fights. Thus, he has constantly raked in the moolah from his multiple title bouts. His latest fight against Keith Thurman in July 2019 was also a massive success.

The event, where Pacquiao defended the WBA belt for the fourth time, fared tremendously well in the box office. ‘Pac Man’ outworked a looming Keith Thurman to remain a world champion, alongside earning millions. Here’s the exact amount Manny Pacquiao earned from his last fight.

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According to the reports of Forbes, Pacquiao was guaranteed an estimated amount of $10 million; Thurman was guaranteed $2.5 million. However, this amount didn’t include their PPV shares, winning prizes, bonuses, or sponsorships.

Hence, it’s clear, ‘Pac-Man’ earned much more than $10 million in one night. Meanwhile, a report suggested that the fight had 500,000 PPV sales in the USA. So, it’s easier to picture the earnings of both men from the clash.

Following that windfall, Pacquiao did not box in 2020 as he had to fulfill duties in his country where he serves as a senator. Despite the hiatus, there is no doubt about his star power. But one question looms large. Is he still relevant among the elites who have all advanced in his absence?

Eye for the Gold

The 42-year-old Pacquiao (62-7-2) is the only boxer to have won titles in eight weight classes, with fight wins in three different decades. Thus, he can easily opt for exhibition bouts or any opponent he wishes for in the dusk of his career.

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However, he still wants to box against the best and box for gold. This motivated him to enter a fight against Errol Spence Jr. Now, the absolute elites will lock horns in August for Spence Jr’s titles in Las Vegas. Thus, the Filipino Senator is up for another big fight and a lucrative paycheck.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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