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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.

By SI Wire
September 12, 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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