As Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor prepare for their crossover superfight in Las Vegas, get the full picture of the broadcast partners and sponsors for a unique sports media event. Much of that will depend on the curiosity, if not necessarily the credulity, of the audience at home. The fighters are expected to see a considerable portion of that, with Mayweather taking a 70 or 75 per cent share of the purse, depending on the source.
Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather faced a lot of controversy over its merit, sporting integrity and point.
But one thing is not up for debate: the fight is going to make everyone involved an enormous amount of money. Floyd Mayweather has been so happy to flash and splash the cash down the years that 'Money' is his non-literal middle name.
His habit of posting pictures of himself on Instagram surrounded by wads of cash will likely continue after this victory, perhaps with even large piles of notes. Mayweather's fight with Manny Pacquiao in May broke all sorts of pay-per-view records, leading to more than 4.
How much will he take home from Mayweather-McGregor? The figure depends on a number of different variables, including pay-per-view sales, pricing structure in the UK, ticket sales and more.
What will the split be?
A confidentiality agreement means the exact split will not be revealed. However, reports suggest the difference could be or in Mayweather's favour.
New customer betting offers for Mayweather vs McGregor What is the fight expected to make in pay-per-view revenues? Additionally, the potential audience could be even wider still with McGregor attracting a huge following. A TV deal with a UK broadcaster has not yet been struck, with negotiations ongoing.
Mayweather vs McGregor grid How much money will the tickets make?
With just under two months to go until the fight, interest is expected to grow further and is likely to get close to the figure of the bout.
You can read that story here. Pay-per-view sales could change that figure.