Pacquiao vs Algieri purse salaries

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Tonight, boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will face the unbeaten Chris Algieri for the former's WBO Welterweight Title. The fight, which will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View (PPV) via Macao, China, is selling for the standard price of $59.99.

So how much will the fighters earn tonight?

Official purses were not disclosed but, according to ESPN UK, Joe DeGuardia, co-promoter of Chris Algieri, insisted the underdog stood to earn a career-high payday of more than $1 million USD (£583,000), 10 times greater than his previous highest purse of $100,000.

Of course, Algieri's largest purse to date was garnered in his most recent fight; his somewhat controversial split decision win over Ruslan Provodnikov in June on HBO.

"He's very happy. He's happy for the opportunity," DeGuardia said. "I'm ecstatic we've been able to give him this. It's a great feeling. You work hard you develop him up the ranks."

"He fought off TV for a long time, he got on TV and now this. It's really rewarding to see him get this opportunity and a payday [salary] that will change his life."

There are few endeavors in which someone's salary can soar so much so quickly, and just off one performance.

Manny Pacquiao's payout is undisclosed but it's believed his salary will be in the neighborhood of $16 to $22 million. He purportedly had an $18 million gurantee a year ago for his previous fight in Macao, a spectacular decision win over Brandon Rios.

Manny is 100% for it," said his promoter, Top Rank's Bob Arum. "I told him I was coming along with it.”

“He said Algieri seems like a nice young man and he saw his fight with Provodnikov. Manny said he thought it would be a good fight and he was okay with fighting Algieri."

For Manny's most recent bout in April against Tim Bradley, the "guaranteed" payout was $ 6 million apiece, according the contracts filed with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. However, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said Pacquiao was guaranteed a minimum $20 million, much of which would be paid out in the weeks after he collected his $6 million check on fight night.

Both fighters also earned a portion of the pay-per-view revenue.


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