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Mayweather Guaranteed $41.5 Million Against Canelo




Do you still have any doubts that the September 14 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez will be the biggest fight in history? Get this: Mayweather is guaranteed a purse of $41.5 million, and that doesn't count his percentage for pay-per-view sales. It will be his biggest payday since his $45 million check after the Robert Guerrero fight earlier this year (counting TV sales), and the biggest since Evander Holyfield's $33 million for his rematch with Mike Tyson in 1997. Canelo, on the other hand, would have a guaranteed purse of "only" $10-$12 million, according to unofficial rumors in the boxing world.

If you don't mind a philthy rich dude flaunting money at you, here's Episode 3 of Showtime's All Access featuring Mayweather and Canelo. (You can watch Chapter 1 here and Chapter 2 here)

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