LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – In an unexpected turn of events on the eve of the ‘Fight of the Century,’ American boxer Floyd Mayweather has agreed to revise the agreed-upon split of the total prize money for the welterweight championship match with Filipino Manny Pacquiao.
Proving to the world that it is not all about the money, Mayweather agreed to split the almost $300 Million prize money on a pound-per-pound basis, instead of the 60-40 split which favored the American.
After the official weigh-in yesterday, Pacquiao weighed in at 145 pounds and Mayweather registered 146 pounds.
This means that Pacquiao will get $146 Million and Mayweather will get $147 Million.
Both camps hailed the new split, saying that it is more fair and equitable, considering that both fighters are now almost equal in popularity.
Anything in excess of $293 Million will be donated to the Nepal earthquake relief.