Here's the $40 Million Check That Floyd Mayweather Got for Fighting Canelo Alvarez

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Floyd Mayweather made a record $41.5 million purse for his mega-fight with Canelo Alvarez.

And now we have the check thanks to @Fight_Ghost. After some controversy about its legitimacy, the CEO of Golden Boy confirmed that it's real with ESPN's Darren Rovell.

$630,000 was taken out for anti-doping tests and tickets. Floyd's team got Canelo to agree to US Anti-Doping Agency drug testing for the fight (something that Manny Pacquiao had reportedly refused in negotiations with Floyd). It looks like Floyd had to foot the $25,000 bill for the doping tests, though.

According to Pro Boxing-Fans.com, there were only 50 complementary tickets given out for the fight (basically, just Floyd and Canelo's families), and everyone else had to pay. With ticket prices ranging from $350 to $2,000, Floyd must have bought a few hundred tickets to reach that $605,000 figure. Considering he only fights twice a year, lives in Las Vegas (where the fight was), and employs a massive entourage, it's not hard to understand how he bought so many tickets.

Floyd is expected to make even more once the official pay-per-view numbers are in. Some estimates have him taking home $100 million total from the fight. 

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