Mayweather vs. Berto Purse: Prize-Money Payouts After Main Event Title Fight

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistSeptember 13, 2015

Andre Berto, right, punches Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their welterweight title fight Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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For the final act in Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s career, the undefeated welterweight champion successfully defended his crown by defeating Andre Berto via unanimous decision on Saturday night. 

Mayweather's final fight was reminiscent of his previous bout with Manny Pacquiao in May, as many members of the boxing community were left unimpressed. 

Despite the entertainment factor, both boxers got paid, though it might have been a bit more profitable for one than the other. 

Mayweather-Berto Purse a Reported $36 Million

It's not exactly the $300 million purse Mayweather split with Pacquiao, but this bout still made plenty of money for both fighters, according to ESPN.com's Dan Rafael

Mayweather came away with the king's share of the purse, making $32 million while Berto earned a career-high $4 million. The champion also stands to make some more money depending on how many viewers bought the pay-per-view. 

In a 36-minute fight, Mayweather fared quite well, as Fox Sports News points out:

Berto, on the other hand, earned close to $1,900 per second during his loss. 

The fight did have trouble putting fans in the seats at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. With a bout that was nowhere near as enticing as Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, it seemed like there were plenty of empty seats in the house. 

According to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell, the final attendance of 13,395 meant that 20 percent of the arena was empty. 

It's not like that would affect Mayweather's pockets if he struggled. Entering Saturday night's fight, he already had earned $300 million in 2015, according to Forbes.com

For Berto, a career high in earnings is a nice consolation prize despite the loss. Barring a Mayweather comeback, he can also say he was the last boxer to step into the ring in a competitive bout with one of the best boxers of this generation. 

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