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Here's how much Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather are guaranteed to make Saturday

Kevin Iole
Combat columnist

LAS VEGAS – For the second time in three fights, Floyd Mayweather will earn a guarantee of $100 million for his bout with Conor McGregor. It’s the largest guarantee ever paid to a fighter, tying the guarantee Mayweather received for his 2015 victory over Manny Pacquiao.

McGregor will receive a career-high $30 million guarantee.

Both fighters will make significantly more than their guarantees from the pay-per-view upside and their shares of the foreign television rights.

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland face off during their official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on August 25, 2017. (Reuters)

Mayweather figures to earn $250 million if the pay-per-view reaches or exceeds the 4.6 million his bout with Pacquiao hit. McGregor is expected to make $100 million at that number.

No matter how much Mayweather makes from his pay-per-view upside, he’ll wind up with the second-highest purse in boxing history, topped only by the $260 million total he received from the Pacquiao bout.

McGregor’s take should see him wind up with at least the fourth-highest purse ever. In addition to Mayweather’s two nine-figure purses, Pacquiao totaled out at $150 million in 2015.

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