Manny Pacquiao punches at WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Steve Marcus, Reuters
It was another huge payday for Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao after his dominant performance against Timothy Bradley this Sunday.
Not only did Pacquiao reclaim his WBO welterweight title from Bradley, he also gets guaranteed earning of $20 million.
This means, he earned over $100,000 per punch that he landed against the erstwhile unbeaten Bradley. To be exact, he got $101,010 for each of the 198 punches he connected against the Indio, California native.
According to Compubox, Pacquiao had a punch efficiency of 35% or 198 of 563 punches during his 12-round rematch against Bradley.
Bradley, on the other hand, landed only 22% of his punches or 141 out of his 627 attempts against Pacquiao.
The Pacman also clipped Bradley with 148 power punches throughout the fight. This is 39 more punches than the American’s 109.
Bradley stands to receive a guaranteed $6 million, which is the biggest paycheck in his 33-fight career.
Pacquiao’s guarantee of $20 million may still go up, depending on the pay-per-view sales.
The Filipino superstar, however, will still have to pay his tax duties in the US Internal Revenue Service, which is expected to get a big chunk of Pacquiao’s earnings.
Pacquiao also still has to settle a P2.2-billion tax case with the Bureau of Internal Revenue in the Philippines.