Floyd Mayweather Guaranteed $40 Million to Fight Victor Ortiz

Little known fact even though Manny Pacquiao is a bigger international star and bigger gate attraction than Floyd Mayweather, Mayweather is a better Pay Per View draw.

A couple of reasons for that.

When Mayweather has fought lately which is few and far between he has fought better competition than Pacquiao.  Secondly while people won’t purchase flights, hotels and tickets to see a fighter they despise, they will pay $50 to hope to see the villain lose.

Here is what Boxingscene.com had to say about why Floyd is getting paid for his fight with Ortiz.

Multiple sources are reporting that five division champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is going to receive a guarantee of $40 million dollars to face WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz on September 17, likely at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

It is boxing, so numbers can be fuzzy, but I did confirm through a source that the $40 million might not be fully guaranteed, but there is no way Mayweather will make less than that and if the PPV does well he could make a lot more.

The venom for Mayweather is strong, some of it is warranted, some of it is not.  The reality though is when he is fighting it is a big event.

Mayweather is 34 years old, the question is when will his skills start to erode?  Are the long layoffs beneficial or hurting him?  These are the type of questions that will drive the promotion.

One final caveat, Ortiz is a young, strong, in his prime southpaw with power in both hands.  He is a bootleg Manny Pacquiao, is it possible Floyd is taking this fight in preparation for Manny?

One can dream.

4 thoughts on “Floyd Mayweather Guaranteed $40 Million to Fight Victor Ortiz

  • Im very happy for mayweather and his success. Because i was once a up and coming boxer with big dreams of being where hes at now. In the summer of 2000 i was featured on HBO REAL SPORTS. Im the boxer that was on his way to doing big things in the game, then i got arrested for a robbery that my brother did and i served 8 years. Taking away any chances i had at being big in boxing. So when i see mayweather fight, and show off the fruits of his hard work on youtube and 24/7. Its a good feeling to live through him for the moment and say WHAT IF. From me and a lot of other boxers from GLEASON’S gym in new york that put the work in to never really receive a pay off from it. Thank you FLOYD big time for allowing us to dream.

  • Oh please no one give damn about him showing off his money. There are many people richer than him that don’t show off their money. He keep doing that, trust me, he will end up having dudes unfiltrate his home with AK-47 robbing him, and all off his groupies. Believe that! Next thing you know you’re gonna see him crying on the next 24/7 crying how he got robbed. People never show what you got cause there’s always someone that will be looking to rob you.

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