MANILA, Philippines – Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is expected to earn at least $25 million in his fourth ring collision with his Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez, according to Top Rank president Todd duBoef.
If the pay-per-view breaches the 1.3 million mark set by Pacquiao-Marquez III last year, then Pacquiao’s earnings could reach $30 million, DuBoef said.
Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer said Pacquiao has a guaranteed purse of $8.595 million for Saturday’s bout, while Marquez has $3 million.
But duBoef told Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole that the biggest share of earnings will come from the pay-per-view sales and foreign television money.
Based on recent trends, the Top Rank executive said Pacquiao remains one of the biggest pay-per-view stars in boxing.
"We're getting more of the bars and restaurants, the chains, the Hooters, the Buffalo Wild Wings, places like that, buying the fight," duBoef said. "If [interest in Pacquiao is decreasing], I am not seeing it."
Pacquiao, who is due to fight Marquez on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), is the second highest paid athlete according to Forbes with earnings of $62 million.
His biggest rival, Floyd Mayweather, is on top of the list with $85 million in earnings.