Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 9/22/14
Pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather Jr. will smash a record for the highest guaranteed fight purse in boxing history when he faces Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. On Wednesday it was revealed that Mayweather’s guarantee for the fight will be a whopping $41.5 million. The highly anticipated fight with Alvarez could also shatter pay-per-view records (or at least approach them), and Mayweather will certainly see a significant portion of that money too. We have been told that Alvarez is guaranteed around $10 million for the junior middleweight title unification fight. Mayweather’s fight with Oscar De La Hoya attracted 2.5 million PPV buys, which was the biggest total in boxing history. The fight grossed $132 million in PPV revenue, which is also a record. The previous high for a guaranteed purse was the $32 million Mayweather made for fighting Miguel Cotto in May of 2012. He then tied that mark this May for his lackluster fight with Robert ...
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