They could really teach a college class on this.
How a non-heavyweight, defensive boxer, who doesn’t knockout anyone and beats opponents in a tactical (some would say boring) fashion because the highest earning boxer in the history of the sport.
It just doesn’t happen like that in boxing, throughout the history of the sport the guys who got the most money were either heavyweights or smaller guys who were marketable but also had dynamite hands and engaged in a lot of classic wars.
Props to Mayweather for figuring out a way to pimp a system that normally pimps the boxers. No matter what you think of him personally, from a business standpoint what he is doing is brilliant. He took control and has squeezed out every dollar he can from networks, sponsors and brand. He has done it in a way that whenever he does walk away from the sport, he will have his health intact as well. Hopefully, he is passing down the business knowledge, so boxers don’t end up broke after being pimped by their promoters. ESPN has the breakdown.
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao topped the list of highest-paid celebrities in the world, as compiled by Forbes magazine from May 2014 through May 2015.
Mayweather and Pacquiao’s final earnings from the fight, which Mayweather won by unanimous decision, have not been tabulated, but Forbes estimates that Mayweather’s 12-month total is $300 million, while Pacquiao comes in at $160 million.
Rounding out the top five are Katy Perry ($135 million), One Direction ($130 million) and Howard Stern ($95 million).
Pacquiao should thank Mayweather every day for helping her clear all his dates.