Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley will be facing each other for the third and final time on April 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. As part of the Pacquiao-Bradley 3 preview, let’s take a look at how much both fighters are expected to take home after their fight.
According to the official sheet from the Nevada State Athletic Commission obtained by Bad Left Hook, Pacquiao and Bradley both have a seven-figure purse. “Pacman” has a $7 million guaranteed purse for the fight while “Desert Storm” has a $4 million purse.
However, the 37-year-old will be receiving a total of about $20 million because of his pay-per-view shares. On the other hand, Bradley will take home about $6 million, which is a fair amount.
In their first fight in 2012, Pacquiao received a guaranteed $26 million and Bradley $5 million. As for their rematch in 2014, the Filipino fighter received $20 million while the American got $6 million.
Pacquiao’s earning for his final fight is nothing compared from his last fight wherein he amassed an estimated $150 million or more, per ESPN. Nonetheless, it should be noted that he fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the richest fight in boxing history.
As for Bradley, he only received $1.9 million guaranteed money for his latest fight against Brandon Rios last November 2015, as reported by Bloody Elbow.
On the other hand, Pacquiao talked about his impending retirement saying that it’s not about the money. It’s about trying to help the Filipino people so that’s why he’s retiring and running for senator.
“It’s about my heart, my feeling, my family. I cannot say I’m going to come back. After this fight, I will decide. I will return to help my people, but right now, I can’t say what the feeling of being retired is. I’m not there yet,” Pacquiao said via the Los Angeles Times.
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