Eye-watering Mayweather and Paul fight purse and details of exhibition showdown

Floyd Mayweather is set for another handsome payday for his upcoming exhibition bout against Logan Paul with both fighters set to cash-in staggering amounts from the pay-per-view clash.

Unbeaten former four-weight world champion Mayweather is no stranger to a big cheque having been involved in the two highest-grossing fights in boxing history.

And his meeting with the YouTube star promises to earn him more than he would get from an official ring return.

The lucrative contest has been in the offing for some time with Paul persistently calling out his opponent since the back end of last year.

Paul only has one professional fight to his name – a points defeat to YouTube rival KSI – but stands to make significantly more from this fight than he first predicted months ago.

Here is all you need to know about the fight.

Fight details

The two men will meet at the Hard Rock stadium in Miami on June 6.

Mayweather Promotions, Showtime Boxing and video experience platform Fanmio are joining forces to stage the event.

Paul holds a considerable height and weight advantage but must weigh-in under 190 pounds as a rule for the fight, while Mayweather must be no heavier than 160 pounds.

Purses

It was originally claimed that Paul would bank a £200,000 sum for his part in the fight, plus a 10% percentage split of the PPV sales.

However, that was some time ago, and even the estimation made by Paul's co-host on his podcast Impaulsive, Mike Maijak, now looks slightly reserved.

Majlak said: "Eight figures – you're not going to say it, but eight figures."

Mayweather landed a £9m fee for his exhibition against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018, but the earnings from his face-off with Paul will eclipse that figure.

He spelled out the true breadth of their financial pulling power when speaking to the Disruptive Entrepreneur podcast last month.

“I can fight a fighter right now and I can guarantee myself $35million (£25m). I can eventually probably make $50million (£36m) for just a regular fight," Mayweather said.

“Or me and Logan Paul can go out, entertain, have fun and make nine figures $100million (£72m) or more.”

The fight will very much hinge on PPV views, but Paul has a 20million-strong following on YouTube, while Mayweather still attracts a global audience despite essentially being retired.

Yet he was adamant that does not necessarily mean he should lay dormant.

"Everybody thinks that 'retired' means at home with your feet up and picking up weight. I prefer to go out, still entertain and have fun,” he continued.

“Just because I still go out, entertain and have fun doesn't mean that I still wanna fight for 12 rounds.

“I think we've got a six-round exhibition. I think it's gonna be very entertaining for the people. I think people are gonna love it. $35million for 12 rounds or $100million for six rounds – big difference."

The split of the PPV buys is the big difference in the pair's expected earnings, with Mayweather reportedly set to land 50% of the overall windfall, with Paul still in line to pocket 10%.

Not only that, but the fight is predicted to break PPV records with the price set at $49.99 (£36).

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And Paul is more than happy to concede ground to 'Money' Mayweather in the pay packet stakes.

"Everyone wants to know about the money for this fight. Everyone wants to know what got Floyd to take this fight, was it the money?" Paul said in January.

"I'll say this, you're way off with your estimates, and you'll never know…

"I'd probably would have done this fight for free. It's an iconic opportunity, this is some legacy s***… I'd have done this for free.

"This is the coolest thing in the world. I get to grace the ring with one of the best boxers of all time and attempt to take his head off.

"But I didn't take it for free, I'm going to make a good amount."

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