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Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. has set the record for the largest contract guarantee for one fight in boxing history.
Mayweather will set the record with a guaranteed $32 million for his junior middleweight title challenge from Miguel Cotto on May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Mayweather's deal will pass the previous largest guarantee of $30 million, which Mike Tyson received when he fought Evander Holyfield in 1997. The heavyweight championship rematch is remembered mostly by the infamous ear-bite Tyson gave Holyfield.
Golden Boy promotions is the company responsible for the guaranteed money and CEO Richard Schaefer told ESPN "Floyd is in a league of his own."
Mayweather will also make money on the profits made from pay-per-view.
Miguel Cotto will earn a career-best $8 million plus profits made from pay-per-view sales.
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After defeating Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision, Floyd Mayweather Jr. insisted that a fight between him and Manny Pacquiao will never happen because Pacquiao doesn't want it to.
Is Floyd Mayweather bleeding? In the boxing world there was no bigger question that rained down upon Saturday night. At 35, to watch the money-man bleed was perhaps a sign.
During the waning rounds of the fight against Miguel Cotto, Floyd had the chance to knock him out, he just didn’t.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been doing this all his life, since he was a scrawny kid seeking solace in the gym. The ring is his comfort zone, and he'll enter it Saturday certain as ever that when the night is through he'll not only be a lot richer but still unbeaten.
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In this pre-fight interview before he takes on Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he doesn't think the big fight with Manny Pacquiao will ever happen.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Miguel Cotto weigh-in.
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