Manny Pacquiao’s supposed final fight of his career won’t be anywhere near his biggest pay day. The Filipino welterweight has said his rubber match with American Timothy Bradley on Saturday in Las Vegas will be his last before retirement, but his earnings will pale in comparison to some of his bigger purses and bouts.
Behind a big crowd at the MGM Grand, the 37-year-old Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) will pull down a $7 million purse while Bradley will take in $4 million, according to Yahoo Sports.
The fighters will also divvy up the pay-per-view revenue, which reportedly will push Pacquiao’s final total to a guaranteed minimum of $20 million, depending on PPV sales.
For almost every other fighter, a mega-million dollar haul would completely change their lives. However, Pacquiao’s already one of the wealthiest fighters in history and he’s cashed in much grander purses.
According to Forbes, after facing Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs), Pacquiao will have eclipsed $500 million in total earnings. After pulling down $125 million for his decision loss to Floyd Mayweather last year, Pacquiao jumped to No. 2 on Forbes list of the world’s richest athletes with $160 million earned between fights and endorsements in 2015.
That total also included his $23 million haul for beating Chris Algieri in Nov. 2014, and helped him climb from No. 78 in the Forbes rankings.
Bradley, too, is familiar with large purses but this will be one of his biggest to date. The 32-year-old California native has earned seven-figure purses in his last 10 fights, including $1.9 million for his TKO victory over Brandon Rios last year.
However, Bradley is earning a smaller purse than his two previous fights against Pacquiao. In the first, he took home $6 million without a share of PPV revenue, and in the second he earned $5 million but did receive PPV points.
Wealth site Celebrity Net Worth places Bradley’s total net worth at $7 million, a far cry from Pacquiao’s riches but also much farther from the woes Bradley’s family faced back in 2008. Before facing Junior Wittier for the WBC super lightweight title, the first major shot of his career, Bradley and his wife Monica reportedly had only $11 in their bank account.