Mayweather's net value to reach $438.9 million after beating Pacquiao

Mayweather's net value to reach $438.9 million after beating Pacquiao
Floyd Mayweather Jr., hugs Manny Pacquiao after defeating Pacquiao in their welterweight unification bout on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr's net worth is set to surge by 37 per cent to as much as US$330 million (S$438.9 million) after beating Philippines champ Manny Pacquiao in a 12-round championship match on Saturday.

According to Wealth-X, the match is the richest in boxing history, with the fighters earning an estimated total of US$300 million, although the exact figure is unknown. The amount will be split 60-40 in Mayweather's favour.

Mayweather is expected to take home up to US$180 million from the match revenue including pay-per-view subscriptions, arena tickets, sponsorships, merchandise, broadcast sales, and others.

On the other hand, Pacquiao is expected to collect up to US$120 million, which will push his net worth up by 36 per cent to US$300 million.

Dubbed the 'fight of the century', the match was a close fight but Mayweather won eventually by an unanimous decision.

According to BBC Sport, Pacquiao, who falls to 57 wins, six losses and two draws, blamed a shoulder injury for his defeat.

debwong@sph.com.sg

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