Mayweather vs. Maidana: Floyd 'Money' Mayweather Jr. guaranteed $31.5 million purse for 'The Moment'

Chris Trotman

Consider that a down payment for the L.A. Clippers.

It's not quite the payday he had last time, but it's still nothing to scoff at.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will walk home with a guaranteed $31.5 million payday for this weekend's (Sat., May 3, 2014) boxing match against Argentine bruiser Marcos Maidana, according to Yahoo Sports, which takes place at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, and does not include pay-per-view (PPV) sales and other assorted profits.

Maidana, in turn, gets $1.5 million, plus TV rights in his native Argentina.

Assuming the fight goes the full 12, this amounts to $875,000 per minute of fighting for Mayweather and $41,600 per minute for Marcos. And that's not even counting their time in the corner.

He's not the world's richest athlete by accident.


Rumors of Amir Khan destroying a local apartment complex with his bare hands in a fit of jealous rage are thus far unsubstantiated. Now all that's left is to figure out which one of the two will be using their gratuitous amounts of greenbacks to dry their tears.

Remember, too, will deliver LIVE coverage of "Mayweather vs. Maidana" tomorrow night (Sat., May 3, 2014), starting with the Showtime PPV broadcast at 9 p.m. ET.

See you then!

For more on the "The Moment" be sure to check out our live story stream right here.

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