Bengaluru, May 5: Earning Rs 31 crore per minute is not a joke. But boxer Floyd Mayweather proved that it's not that difficult task. Yes, you are getting it right. Mayweather, the highest paid athlete, earned Rs 31 crore per minute during the recently held boxing match against Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather defeated Pacquiao in the boxing match which was considered as the 'fight of the century'. After 12 rounds at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 5 [IST], Mayweather was declared the winner.
Meanwhile, he earned approximately 180 million USD (Rs 1,145 crores), 60 per cent of the total purse of 300 million USD (about Rs 1911 crores). Pacquiao also earned a huge amount of money. He was richer by 763 crore for the night's work.
38-year-old Mayweather has been cashing multi-million checks for his fights for more than a decade. It was star-studded affair in Las Vegas where actors Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, sports celebrities such as Michael Jordan, New England Patriots quarterback Tom and billionaire Donald Trump were present.