INFOGRAPHIC: The Money Behind Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

This weekend’s bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao isn’t just one of the most anticipated boxing matches of all time—it’s also poised to rake in more money than any other fight in history and to break all sorts of records in the process.

Revenues from the pay-per-view alone could come in at around $300 million with an estimated 3 million people expected to buy the broadcast at a record cost of $99.95 to see it in high definition. If the estimates hold, those will also be records for PPV buys and revenues. The expected haul from the foreign broadcast rights adds another $35 million.

[Related: Mayweather v. Pacquiao: All Aboard The Money Train]

Those are just a few of the eye-popping financials surrounding this fight. Take a look at how the match breaks down, blow for blow and dough to dough:

Black Enterprise Infographic: The Dollars Behind Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

(Infographic: by Todd Chapman)

Source: CBS News, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, ESPN, Sporting News, Washington Post, New York Times

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Alisa Gumbs

Alisa Gumbs is the executive managing editor of BLACK ENTERPRISE, planning and executing content across the company's print, digital, events, and broadcast platforms, and writing features when she finds a story she's passionate about--including the November 2011, December 2010, and September 2006 cover stories.


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