Undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and YouTuber Logan Paul are both expected to get major paydays for their recent boxing exhibition.
Showtime is reporting roughly 1 million pay-per-view buys for last Sunday’s (June 6) boxing event and a source familiar with the numbers is projecting the fight’s media revenue to be at about $50 million, Sportico reports.
The website claims Mayweather is entitled to a guaranteed $10 million plus 50% of pay-per-view, which would roughly be at least $35 million. Paul is reported to have agreed to $250,000 guaranteed and a 10% share of the pay-per-view earnings, which would be at least $5 million.
The eight-round boxing match, which was not officially sanctioned by the Florida State Boxing Commission, went the distance.
CBS Sports’ unofficial scorecard awarded all but one round to Mayweather, who edged Paul, 79-73, in total scoring per round.