Manny Pacquiao is set to end his career with a cool eight-figure payout after his fight with Timothy Bradley on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum announced Wednesday that Pacquiao will earn $20 million, per Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole added that the two fighters will share the pay-per-view revenue and provided a breakdown of the payouts:
This will be the third fight between Pacquiao and Bradley. Bradley earned a contentious split-decision victory in June 2012, but Pacquiao gained a measure of revenge in an April 2014 unanimous-decision win.
The $20 million Pacquiao will make from this weekend's bout is the same figure he was guaranteed in their first rematch. Of course, it's a major step down from the estimated $80 million purse from his superfight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. last May, per Forbes' Kurt Badenhausen, but that was always to be expected.
The 37-year-old has confirmed he plans to retire following his clash with Bradley.
"I'm so happy hanging up my gloves after this fight," Pac-Man said in January, per the Associated Press (via FoxSports.com). "I'm sure I'll feel sad after that, but that's life. It's time, I think."
Plenty of stars have walked away from the sport in the past, only to return in pursuit of one last massive payday.
Considering how much revenue a rematch with Mayweather could potentially generate, it may be premature to say fans will have seen the last of Pacquiao in a boxing ring after Saturday night.