LAS VEGAS -- As always, Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, was carrying around a slip of paper at Wednesday's final news conference that listed all of the purses -- which are public record -- for the upcoming fight card.
In this case, it was the rundown of the official contract figures for the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. HBO PPV card on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Pacquiao's fight night check will be for $6 million, although he is guaranteed $26 million by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, and can make even more depending on how well the pay-per-view sells.
The reason for the disparity is because the $6 million will be available to Pacquiao immediately, while the remaining $20 million will be paid over an undisclosed number or days or weeks (that he and Arum agreed upon) as the revenue from the fight comes in.
Bradley's purse will be a career-high $5 million and he, too, can make more depending on how well the pay-per-view sells.
Purses for the rest of the fighters on the televised portion of the card: Jorge Arce will make $300,000, Jesus Rojas $25,000, Mike Jones $105,000, Randall Bailey $100,000, Guillermo Rigondeaux $103,000 and Teon Kennedy $70,000.
The other fighters on the card: Mikael Zewski ($8,500), Ryan Grimaldo ($4,500), Ernie Sanchez (TBD; his contract wasn't filed yet), Wilton Hilario ($6,000), Andy Ruiz ($2,500), Tyler Larson ($1,200), Jesse Hart ($4,000) and Manuel Eastman ($1,200).