Friday 22 September 2017

Referee in charge of $400m Mayweather/Pacquiao fight to earn $10k

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The referee in charge of the most lucrative boxing fight of all time will earn $10,000 for the Las Vegas showdown between Floyd Mayweather Junior and Manny Pacquiao.

Six candidates are in the running to join the two boxers in the ring with a decision expected this week for the mouth-watering bout.

The fight is expected to gross more than €380m, with Mayweather set to net €78m and Pacquiao a cool €50m.

Whoever the Nevada State Athletic Commission choose will earn $10,000 as a fee.

Kenny Bayless and Tony Weeks have emerged as the frontrunners from six possible referees.

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