The May 2 Pacquiao-Mayweather match was finally made official by Mayweather on social network site 'Shots'.Timeline words by Gareth A Davies, Money matters: Floyd Mayweather Jnr is obsessed with wealth rather than the sport itself, Eight of the best aviator jackets for middle-aged men, Watch: Job hunting? But when you consider just how significant this fight was not only in the boxing stratosphere, but for millions of people around the world, it’s little surprise this event became so lucrative. Pacquiao calls for a Mayweather fight. 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Like his father, who told The Daily Telegraph this week that it was time to hang the gloves up. “This is not good versus evil, it’s two fighters at the top,” said Mayweather as both men thanked an endless list of television executives, and God. But the longstanding needle, the five-year wait and the undisputed quality of both Mayweather and Pacquiao was always going to make this sporting occasion a money-spinning one. It turns out Badenhausen should have listened to the optimistic projections or even taken them further. You know how women are sometimes,” said Mayweather, who served two months in Clark County jail, in Las Vegas, in the summer of 2012 for domestic violence. There was no real scoring controversy, and it was clear who the better boxer was in the aftermath. I was a smart fighter. "He defeated Edmund Enting Ignacio in a four-round unanimous decision. Mayweather and Pacquiao went head-to-head on Wednesday for the final time before their fight. New estimates show Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s payoff for fighting Manny Pacquiao could easily be $180 million, up substantially from earlier predictions of $120 million. I’m very, very close. Snoop Dogg publicly begs Pacquiao to “get in the ************* ring.”, Mayweather rants at Pacquiao on an internet video post: “As soon as we come off vacation, we're going to cook that little yellow chump.". Mayweather offers Pacquiao a flat fee of $40 million for the fight. About half of Mayweather's take will likely go to taxes. “Now I’m close to that big 40. $120 million will be scant consolation for Pacquiao, however. “I don’t even Google my name. Final payout totals for the fight won't be known until pay-per-view buys come in, which John Branch of The New York Times reported will be the biggest source of income. Floyd Mayweather against Manny Pacquiao has become exactly that, a contract between two prize fighters both nearing the end of glittering ring careers lasting nearly 20 years, the two men weighed down by world-title belts in the ring, and even more baggage outside it. Though Mayweather, whose nickname is "Money," didn't need sponsors to become the richest athlete in the past, he has said that he is open to having sponsors. Pacquiao’s tax payments are investigated. Plenty will balk at the frankly obscene amounts being bandied about in the prelude and the aftermath of this fight. Pacquiao is knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez which further scuppers hopes of a Mayweather-Pacquiao encounter. "This decision was not an easy one for me to make as boxing is all I have done since I was a child," May… As they came face to face at the MGM Grand hotel on Wednesday, in one of the two set pieces before they touch gloves for bragging rights to proclaim themselves the leading fighter of the era, Mayweather displayed a growing, disarming maturity. That was largely because Pacquiao didn't throw his right hand often. When Floyd Mayweather Jr. meets Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, the fight could generate $400 million. My life is calm until I go out into the public. For all the hype and anticipation, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Saturday clash with Manny Pacquiao was almost a mirror image of so many other Money fights in the ring—Mayweather won, brought in an unfathomable amount of money and outlasted his opponent with defense and counterattacks. When the fight is over Saturday, even ten years from now, I’m still going to be getting a seven figure cheque every month. “My father was right. Part of the reason Mayweather blunted Pacquiao’s attacks and ultimately landed more punches was his five-inch reach advantage. And it will be seen by many as the defining fight of his career. Mayweather and Pacquiao will split the purse 60/40 in Mayweather’s favor. I had to keep moving on the outside. GETTY Floyd Mayweather … Arum said Pacquiao's camp thought he would be allowed the anti-inflammatory shot because he had gotten them during training and they had been approved by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Pacquiao, a Filipino congressman, and six-time welter weight world champion, may pocket as much as $120 million, boosting his wealth by 36 percent to $300 million, Wealth-X estimates. Mayweather's victory cemented his legacy as one of boxing's best as he extended his unbeaten record to 48-0. GOING into the “Fight of the Century” against Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather was expected to earn more in one bout than any athlete ever had in a whole year. Despite Mayweather’s defensive tendencies and the lack of any true offensive flurries, he still managed to throw and land more punches throughout the fight, per Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated: Per CompuBox: Mayweather threw 435 punches, landed 148 (34%).
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