In a recent item uploaded to Instagram, the wealthiest boxer in the world, Floyd “Money” Mayweather, posted a photo of himself posing in front of his private jet, valued at $25,000,000, comfortably perched behind a row of his fleet of luxury sports cars worth $3,000,000. Mayweather‘s top rival, boxing star, Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, posted a contrasting photo of himself in front of a fire waiting for Mayweather’s call regarding their highly anticipated fight.
BoxRec posted an item on their website stating Mayweather v. Pacquiao is scheduled to take place on May 2, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Could this be the moment fight fans have been waiting for. One thing is certain, if the fight goes off, Mayweather and Pacquiao would make a fortune. A sporting event of this magnitude would contain multi-layered marketing deals regarding ticket sales, merchandising, pay-per-view and internet rights. As stated on the site previously, if the rights encompass China, where Pacquiao is very popular, it could turn into a $1 billion dollar event. As both men bring something to the table, the split should be even.