Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero Results: Money Secures Another Big Payday
Since May 5, 2012, Floyd Mayweather has put in two nights of work and received $64 million in guaranteed money for his trouble.
After his trouncing of Robert Guerrero on Saturday, Money is set to make even more in the next year.
As Dan Rafael of ESPN notes, Money made $32 million guaranteed from his fight with Guerrero. That equals the largest single-fight contract for a fighter ever. The only other time a fighter earned a $32 million contract for a single fight? Yep, it was Money, in his fight with Miguel Cotto.
Mayweather improved to 44-0 by dominating Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. He won a unanimous decision when all three judges scored the fight 117-111. This wasn't a controversial decision either. This was legitimate.
By the end of that fight, Money was simply toying with Guerrero.
Guerrero needed Money to be rusty from his time away from the ring, and instead Money looked as good as ever. He was lightning quick in his defense and with his counterpunches. It was a boxing clinic.
ESPN shared that sentiment on Twitter:
Floyd Mayweather held a 12-round clinic, and is now 44-0. He. Is. So. Money.— ESPN (@espn) May 5, 2013
With the vintage performance, the 36-year-old Mayweather further entrenched himself as the pound-for-pound king and the sport's biggest draw.
So, while we have no idea who Money's next opponent will be, we do know that Money is headed toward another massive payday.
Through his genius in the ring and in self promotion, Money's haul from his fights have been on a steady incline, and it has taken him to unprecedented heights, as Rafael discusses.
Who would you like to see Money fight next?
The enormous numbers don't even include Money's share of the pay-per-view totals, either.
With a popular up-and-comer like Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and the ever-present dream bout with Manny Pacquiao looming, there is a strong chance that Money will set a new standard in lucrative contracts for his next fight.
However, even if he doesn't fight one of these two stars, Money will still bring in a huge contract.
He has the name that gets people hyped for his fights, and as he showed on Saturday night, there still isn't another boxer on the planet that can leave fans marveling at his skills the way Mayweather can.
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