Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Purse: How Much Money Did Both Boxers Make?

Published 08/21/2021, 5:26 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 01: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and Manny Pacquiao face off during their official weigh-in on May 1, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will face each other in a welterweight unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Over the course of time, there have been countless out-of-the-box battles in boxing that have allured the fans across different sporting boundaries. And on that list, one fight that tops the charts is the mighty Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather bout.

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This fight came to life in 2015, and prior to this, the fans never saw a boxing encounter hyped in such a classic way. That said, this tussle between the two best boxers of the modern era went the distance. Eventually, ‘Pretty Boy’ settled the debate of the best boxer between the two.

But what’s more interesting is the amount that both the fighters made from this exuberant tussle. Despite ending up on the losing side, Pacquiao banked his biggest paycheck. The total purse of this fight was a reported $300 million, and he made a whopping $120 million for 36 mins of in-ring work.

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On the other side, Mayweather, who was the favorite coming into this fight, made around $180 million.

The fight began on a pleasant note for ‘TBE’. He used his jabs throughout the fight and distanced himself from the future Senator.

However, Pacquiao caught Mayweather and had his fair share of moments in the fight. But still, he wasn’t able to vanquish Mayweather and pull off a huge upset.

What would have happened if Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao re-matched each other immediately?

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There was news regarding Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao entering a rematch with each other. But the undefeated kingpin never showed interest in the same.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Also, even if the duo had entered another war with each other, the result would have primarily been the same. This was because no boxer had been able to breach Mayweather’s defense and Pacquiao, too, could not do so.

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What is your favorite memory of the Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight? How well do you remember it?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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