Mayweather vs Cotto 2012: Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Paycheck is Biggest in Boxing History

By on May 5, 2012 in Boxing, Sports, United States, World Comments
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Miguel Cotto

Cotto vs. Mayweather 2012
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. will receive the largest guarantee check for a boxer in history after his bout versus Miguel Cotto on Saturday night, May 5, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to reports by several international news sites on Friday.

The Nevada Athletic Commission revealed that Mayweather will receive a guaranteed $32 million paycheck after his World Boxing Association super welterweight championship against Cotto.

Reports say that Mayweather is set to receive even more money from his share of the pay-per-view. Mayweather, during an interview on Tuesday, approximates his pay-per-view income to be over $100 million.

Cotto, with a guaranteed check of $8 million, is trying to be the first boxer to win against the undefeated Mayweather who now has a 42-0 record.

The guaranteed purse for Mayweather has surpassed the $30 million guarantee given to Mike Tyson in 1997 during his bout with Evander Holyfield.

Other reports say that this could easily be the largest guaranteed paycheck in the world.



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