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You’re not a rich athlete until you have “Manny Pacquiao money.” The Filipino boxing star has made a name for himself in the past decade as one of the best fighters of his generation. With a record of 60 wins and four loses, he has become a globally recognized face and name.
This infographic details exactly what “Manny Pacquiao money” means on a fight by fight basis. In 2001, Pacquiao only made $40,000 in a fight against Leglo Ledwaba. His next fight purse jumped to $120,000: a 300% increase. By his next fight, he was making a million dollars.
Fast forward to 2005 and he’d almost doubled that number to 1.75 million dollars against Erik Morales. And this year, he made 26 million dollars when he fought Timothy Bradley.
That’s “Manny Pacquiao money.”