After revealing earlier this week that Miguel Cotto would make $8 million for tomorrow's bout with Floyd Mayweather on HBO pay-per-view, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has confirmed Mayweather's purse for the fight. Floyd will be adding $32,000,000 to his bank account just for stepping between the ropes for the bout.
Of course, everyone knows that the $32 million is only the tip of the iceberg. Floyd will also make a significant cut of the pay-per-view with reasonable projections set at 1.25-1.5 million buys at $70 a pop. And, as he famously pointed out before the Victor Ortiz fight, he gets a cut of basically everything else that happens in the night, from the ticket sales to hot dogs and t-shirts.
Paydays like these put those huge sports bets that Floyd loves to brag about in perspective. Risking a million dollars is just not the same for him as it is for almost anyone else on the planet.
"Money" Mayweather indeed.