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Pacquiao career earnings close to P24 billion

By: - Editor / @RLuarcaINQ
/ 03:19 AM April 12, 2016
Manny Pacquiao during the post-fight press conference of Pacquiao-Bradley 3 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao beat Timothy Bradley via unanimous decision. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORA

Manny Pacquiao during the post-fight press conference of Pacquiao-Bradley 3 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao beat Timothy Bradley via unanimous decision. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORA

HOLLYWOOD — How much money did Manny Pacquiao earn from boxing?

Estimates vary, but his total haul from a career spanning over two decades will add up to over $500 million (around P23.5 billion), counting endorsements.

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For his farewell fight against Timothy Bradley Saturday night (Sunday in Manila), Pacquiao is guaranteed $20 million, which is much smaller than the $120 total revenues he supposedly got from his losing effort against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their super blockbuster encounter last May 2.

That bout smashed boxing’s financial records, posting $600M in total sales, primarily from an astonishing 4.6 PPV buys.

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Pacquiao-Bradley III was the 14th straight fight the eight-division world champion has earned at least $15 million, dating back to his conquest of Oscar De La Hoya in 2008, when he was guaranted $11M plus a share of $4M in pay-per-view sales.

Thus far, Pacquiao’s 21 PPV  bouts, excluding his third fight against Bradley at MGM Grand Garden Arena, have generated 18 million buys and $1.2 billion in revenue.

It was Pacquiao’s 26th US fight, 13 at MGM Grand, starting with his breakout fight against Lehlohonolo Ledwaba in 2001. Pacquiao’s purse was reportedly $40,000.

As Pacquiao’s popularity rose, so did his purse.

Against Briton Rcky Hatton he got $12M + PPV shares, against Miguel Cotto ($22M + PPV),  against Joshua Clottey ($17M), against Antonio Margarito ($15M +PPV),  against ShaneMosley ($20M +PPV), against Juan Manuel Marquez ($22M + PPV),  against Bradley for the secnd time ($26M +PPV), against Marquez again ($26M +PPV), Brandon Rios ($18M +PPV), against Bradley for the first time ($20M) and against Chris Algieri ($25M).

Pacquiao’s purse against Mayweather was $60M, but the astronomical sales pushed it beyond his imagination.

If the gate receipts are an indication, then Pacquiao-Bradley III didn’t do as bad as it was feared, owing to the backlash of Pacquiao’s anti-gay remarks in a television interview last February.

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The third fight drew 14,665 spectators, surpassing both the first, which attracted 14,154, and second, which lured $14,009 paying fans, editions.

With Mayweather’s retirement, Pacquiao was supposely the most bankable boxing star of his generation.

But Pacquiao has followed suit, depriving boxing of its top draws.

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