Sep 15, 2013

Floyd Mayweather vs. Caneo Alvarez Another Big Money Pay Day

Last night Floyd Mayweather defeated Mexican sensation Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in a 12 round split decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Money maintains his status as the highest paid athlete in the world cashing in somewhere between $41.5 - $100 million for the fight.

Mayweather maintained his titles as the WBC Welterweight Champion and WBA Super Welterweight Champion but more importantly he solidified his status as the highest paid athlete in the world.

Tiger Woods, Lebron James and Kobe Bryant might be more popular and well known but none of them cash in like Money Mayweather. Floyd is now 45-0 and continues to carry the sport of boxing on his back.

Depending on the pay-per-view numbers against Alvarez, Money Mayweather stands to make as much as $100 million for the fight. According to Mayweather Productions CEO, Leonard Ellerbe, Floyd could cash in as much as $100 million if the PPV buys exceed 3 million.

The cost to watch Mayweather dismantle the young Mexican fighter was $64.99 for non-HD and $74.99 for HD. So if the PPV numbers come in at 3 million views that would be a cool $210 million just for the TV draw. And that doesn't include the gate at the MGM, which was reported to be a record $20 million at the MGM Grand.

Conclusion
Any man who is willing to put his 44-0 record on the line against a 42-0 fighter 13 years younger deserves to get paid. Let's just hope he doesn't blow it all on the NFL games today.

See how much Floyd Mayweather bets on NFL games