One of the biggest boxing fights of the year will transpire later this evening (Sat., Jan. 19, 2019) live on Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) puts his WBA (Regular) welterweight title on the line in a main event clash with former WBA champion Adrien Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs).
The PPV card with go head-to-head with UFC’s debut on ESPN, but still figures to hold down the fort in Sin City. After all, Pacquiao is coming off a memorable TKO victory over Lucas Matthysse this past July to claim the WBA (Regular) welterweight title. Fight fans are eager to see if the now 40-year-old can prolong his resurgence.
Luckily for “Pac-Man,” he’ll earn a pretty penny for stepping into the ring tonight opposite Broner. According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), Pacquiao will earn a cool $10 million for his services, while Broner is expected to bank a lesser, but still impressive, $2.5 million.
Per BoxingScene’s Keith Idec, Pacquiao has been guaranteed “at least” $20 million, which includes his initial $10 million fight purse. Pacquiao is likely to make up the remaining $10 million in PPV revenue, Filipino TV rights, sponsorship, merchandise, and more.
As for Broner, his $2.5 million fight purse is the biggest of his career, which makes sense considering tonight is his PPV main event debut. The 29-year-old also stands to make some extra cheese when the PPV buys are tallied up.
Here are the other official fight purses for ‘Pacquiao vs. Broner’ PPV main card:
Badou Jack - $500,000
Marcus Browne - $250,000
Rau’shee Warren - $125,000
Nordine Oubaali - $85,000
Hugo Ruiz - $30,000