LAS VEGAS -- When Manny Pacquiao meets Timothy Bradley Jr. for the third time, this time in a nontitle welterweight fight on Saturday night (HBO PPV, 9 ET) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, he won't make the nine-figure windfall that he made for his record-shattering megafight against Floyd Mayweather 11 months ago.
But Pacquiao, who lost a unanimous decision to Mayweather in the richest fight in history and has not fought since because of postfight surgery on his torn right rotator cuff, is still going to do very well financially.
Top Rank has guaranteed Pacquiao $20 million for the fight, although his official purse -- and, therefore, his fight-night check -- will be for $7 million, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Pacquiao will collect the remaining $13 million within a couple of weeks of the fight, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com on Wednesday.
Bradley's purse for Saturday's fight is $4 million
For their first fight in 2012, Pacquiao was guaranteed $26 million and Bradley $5 million. For their rematch in 2014, Pacquiao's guarantee was $20 million and Bradley's was $6 million.
Super middleweight titleholder Arthur Abraham's purse is $500,000 for his defense against Gilberto Ramirez in the co-feature, but Abraham will make more via German television rights. Ramirez, the mandatory challenger, will earn $140,000.
Blue-chip featherweight prospect Oscar Valdez, a two-time Mexican Olympian, will earn $100,000 for 10-round fight against former world titleholder Evgeny Gradovich, who will make the same.
Junior welterweight Jose Ramirez, a 2012 U.S. Olympian, will make $75,000 for his 10-rounder against Manny Perez, whose purse is $34,000. They meet in the opening bout of the pay-per-view telecast.