The official announcement is set to be made in a few hours for what is estimated to be one of the richest purses in boxing history, to top U.S. $ 100 million. Pacquiao will most likely receive a lesser share of what the Golden Boy will get, but not that much smaller,and certainly more than Manny ever earned before, or will hope to earn in the near future. My guess is he will eventually cash in in the U.S. $ 30 million range, depending on the pay-for-view receipts.
This is a win-win situation for Manny, as even in the worst case that he loses, he gets his guaranteed purse and still has a career ahead of him. De La Hoya will then preserve his legend and ride off into the sunset. But if Manny wins, his stock raises dramatically, having dispatched a boxing icon, and he can dictate who, and when, he wants to fight next. And for how much. De La Hoya has a lot more to lose and there won’t be much pressure on Manny. Overall, a good deal for Pacquiao, win or lose.
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