Originally Posted by lester proctor
The combined purse was $77m out of $135m gross revenue, 57%. Like I said, fortunately they didn't take deals with 0 upside, so the guarantees don't matter. Had they taken less upfront, they probably would have walked away with more, given that it outperformed expectations. I repeat: their guarantee vs ppv share split was based on "projections" that were likely much lower than actual. By taking large guarantees, they failed to maximize the profit in this case. In other words, they could have done better than 57%, see FMJ Cotto.
$33,300,000 of that came before the fight was ever signed.
The fighters were paid $23,300,000 on the night of the fight (minus advances) and $10,000,000 on the night of the fight (minus advances).
They had not tallied up the numbers nor the revenue to see what type of revenue profits Oscar and Floyd made. Of the $137,800,000, they took $45,700,000 of that. That is 1/3 of the ppv profits.
The guarantee's are just that..guarantees. They are paid this money before any PPV profits come in. They aren't paying the fighters the $33,300,000 based off of ppv revenue. That is an expense.