Being a professional fighter is an interesting career choice. The idea that you get paid to not only try to beat someone up but that you’ll also be on the receiving end of painful punches is pretty much the opposite of a safe desk job. But some brave sould take that path and find themselves in the ring for their paid gig and if they’re good, they’ll be basking in fame and profit. Lots and lots of profits. Two fighters who have done pretty good for themselves as pugilists are Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito and the two will be meeting in a much anticipated match up on Saturday night. It’s a biggie that also carries a big big purse. So how much are these men making for one day of work? The figures are stunning.
Manny Pacquiao is guaranteed $15 million, which is the most he’d ever been paid. And if the fight is as popular on the pay-per-viewer circuit as many predict, he could be looking at a $25 million payday!
Antonio Margarito, well he won’t be making as much, but it’s still pretty good pay. He is guananteed $3 million and could get up to $6 million depending on how the pay per view sales go.
Would you ever get into the ring for that much money?
And if you wanna see the fight you can check out the live stream here.