How Much Has Manny Pacquiao Earned from His Boxing Career?

Published 06/22/2021, 5:30 PM 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)


Manny Pacquiao and his vivid rise in the sport of boxing have generated different forms of success for the Filipino legend. The career that ran across four different decades saw Pacquiao attain the top position, both inside and outside the ring. From becoming the Senator of his home country to donning eight-division championships, Manny Pacquiao cemented himself as an all-time great.

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The multi-millionaire boxer has donated a huge portion of his earnings to charity and fans regarded him as a perfect role model. However, ‘Pac-Man’ still has a lucrative net worth and boxing has been the primary source for it.

Although Manny Pacquiao no longer needs to box for money, he can still bag multi-million checks with every appearance of his career, from now. Here’s a look at how Pacquiao has generated from fighting boxers as a professional.

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Manny Pacquiao and his boxing money

Before bagging the biggest paydays of his career, Manny Pacquiao comfortably picked many six-digit and seven-digit checks for numerous bouts. According to the reports of Celebrity Net Worth, the octuple world champion had earned $5,000,000 from his two fights against Erik Morales. While Pacquiao and Morales had fought thrice, ‘Pac-Man’ won two of them via stoppage after losing the first encounter.

Manny Pacquiao fought for seven-digit checks till 2007, before getting into the career-defining matchups of his career. Three of his fights against Oscar De La Hoya ($11 M) Ricky Hatton ($12M), and Miguel Cotto ($35M) collectively put $59 million into the Filipino’s bank account. Pacquiao fought only twice in 2010 but bagged a healthy $35 million from facing boxing’s biggest villain Antonio Margarito.

It followed three big fights against Shane Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez, and Timothy Bradley, and each of them bright $20 million respectively for Manny Pacquiao. Pac-Man then took a leap and fought Juan Manuel Marquez again and Brandon Rios to fetch two $30 million paydays. However, he was yet to taste the best earning of his career.

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Meanwhile, 2015 saw Manny Pacquiao enter the ring against Floyd Mayweather in a fight of the century. The fight reportedly generated $600 million and Pacquiao earned $130 million in that single night. Meanwhile, the multi-division champion has earned many more multi-million paydays and has reportedly earned $446 million from his career so far.

Forbes further claims that Pacquiao has generated $1.25 billion in revenue from 24 PPVs, along with 20 million buys. Hence, it’s evident how ‘Pac-Man’ Pacquiao has been a prominent cash cow in the sport.

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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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