Floyd Mayweather will make at least $32 million on Saturday's fight

Saturday September 13th, 2014

No wonder his nickname is Money.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will make at least $32 million for his rematch with Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas on Saturday, ESPN.com's Dan Rafael reported, citing the contract filed with the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Friday.

Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) is the highest-paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes. He also earned a minimum of $32 million for his majority decision over Maidana in May, Rafael reports.

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Writes Rafael: "Mayweather ... controls most of the revenue for the fight — from the pay-per-view sales, the gate, foreign television sales, sponsorships, merchandise and closed circuit sales — so when a full accounting is done he likely will earn far more than $32 million."

This will be the fourth fight on Mayweather's six-fight contract he signed with Showtime in 2013. He will have been paid a minimum of $137.5 million for those bouts.

Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) will make a minimum of $3 million for the 147-pound welterweight bout, which is double his guaranteed pay from the May fight, according to Rafael.

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