Floyd Mayweather was in action for a total of 28 minutes and 5 seconds against Conor McGregor. Each second landed $1,78,041 (Rs 1.38 crore) in Mayweather’s account on his way to create a 50-0 career word record. There is more windfall in the offing. He retires undefeated.
You might have concerns for McGregor, but take a good look at the figures. The MMA champions is richer by $30 million just to show up for his maiden pro boxing bout. This is more than his career prize money aggregate before facing Mayweather.
“I enjoyed it very, very much,” McGregor said. “It was an honour for me to showcase my skills.”
For Mayweather, the bout is worth $250 to $300 million dollars, $100 million of that just from appearance. Another $150-200 million from pay per view. With his $300 million prize, Mayweather may well be over the $1 billion mark when it comes to prize money throughout his storied 50-0 record, according to Bleacher Report, having won $250M against Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
Saturday night’s fight went nine full rounds of 3-minute each. The tenth round was stopped after 1:05 minutes, making a total of 28 minutes, 5 seconds. That’s 1,685 seconds in all, meaning Mayweather was working for $178,041 per second. This is more than double his $83,000-per second average he made in 12 rounds against Manny Pacquiao.
In terms of straight salary, $300 million is more than many pro athlete could have made over a career, let alone a single night. There are numerous $100 million contracts, but those are usually spread over several years.
With this, Mayweather confirms him to be the highest-paid athlete ever in terms of remuneration : work duration ratio.