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Mayweather vs. Paul Purse: Known Prize Money Payout Distribution

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJune 7, 2021

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and American YouTube personality Logan Paul completed an eight-round boxing exhibition match Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

There were no judges or scorecards for this event. A winner was possible via knockout, but that did not occur.

Mayweather and Paul were part of the main event on the Showtime pay-per-view, which aired Sunday evening and featured three other fights, including former NFL star Chad Johnson's boxing professional fighter Brian Maxwell for four rounds.

The interest in the star-studded event was clearly evident for at least one high-roller leading into the event, as Darren Rovell of Action Network reported the eye-popping price someone paid for four ringside seats:

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

A person has purchased four ringside seats to Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul fight on @stubhub for a total of $87,000.

The money may be flowing in for both of these fighters.

Mayweather told TMZ Sports on Saturday that he's already netted around $30 million for the fight and can make anywhere from $50 million to $100 million, with the potential nine-figure mark dependent on the Showtime pay-per-view numbers.

Interestingly, Mayweather noted after the fight that he received $30 million from the sponsorship on his shorts, though it's not clear if that was the money he had previously mentioned to TMZ Sports:

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Marc Raimondi @marc_raimondi

Mayweather said he made $30 million alone from the sponsors on his trunks. #MayweatherPaul

Paul told TMZ Sports there's a chance he could make $20 million from the bout.

The official and final payouts for each fighter are not yet available.

Per The Athletic, Mayweather has said he's earned over $1.2 billion in his career, and his net worth is estimated at $450 million. Paul's net worth is estimated at $19 million.

Mayweather, who is now retired, went 50-0 during his professional boxing career. Paul lost to English YouTuber and rapper KSI via split decision in his lone professional fight, which occurred in November 2019.

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