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Mayweather vs McGregor: Floyd guaranteed $100 million, Conor $30 million

Mayweather and McGregor will probably both take home nine figures in the end.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor - Weigh-in Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will rake in huge money at a bare minimum for tonight’s Showtime pay-per-view main event, as Mayweather is guaranteed at least $100 million for the fight, and McGregor will make what is by far a career-high at $30 million guaranteed.

The guarantee is the same that Mayweather had for his 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao, and in the end he walked away with about $250 million because of how well the event did, not just breaking but obliterating all previous revenue records.

If tonight’s fight does what some believe it can do, topping Mayweather-Pacquiao for gate and pay-per-view revenue, then Mayweather will probably make around that once again.

McGregor’s total take is expected to fly past $100 million, too, if the promotion is the success that it probably will be.

Reported undercard purses:

  • Gervonta Davis ($600,000) vs Francisco Fonseca ($35,000) — Fonseca will probably receive part of Davis’ purse after Davis missed weight
  • Nathan Cleverly ($100,000) vs Badou Jack ($750,000)
  • Andrew Tabiti ($100,000) vs Steve Cunningham ($100,000)
  • Yordenis Ugas ($50,000) vs Thomas Dulorme ($75,000)

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