Bob Arum
Bob Arum was key for Paquiao during the negotiations phase of the dealReuters

Ever since the mega fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was finalised, the world has been going gaga about the bout, which has been one of the most anticipated one in boxing history.

The fight, which is scheduled for 2 May at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, was initially expected to garner around $200 million being split between the two boxers, 60-40 in favour of the American.

The interest in the bout has been increasing each passing day and Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum believes that the boxers could end up splitting $300 million.

The fight of the century is expected to shatter all box office records that ever existed in boxing history.

"We have to do the math, after adding everything I think the [amount of money] to distribute will be $300 million, 60% for Mayweather, which is $180 million and 40% for Pacquiao, which is $120 million," Arum Told Friday Night fights.

Bob Arum is aware of Mayweather's love for cars and stated he could buy many cars with the money.

Some cars that he already possesses are Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 458 Spider, Ferrari 458 Spider, Bugatti Grand Sport, Bugatti Veyron, Bugatti Veyron and not to forget his private jet as well.

"Floyd loves cars and probably he could buy so many cars that he would satisfy every dealer in Las Vegas and I that a lot of money that Manny will win is going to go to charity in the Phillipines."

Apart from the money, there is a lot of pride at stake for both the boxers involved, especially after what they have achieved in their career. The winner of the bout may play an important role in establishing as to who is the better boxer, in fact, the greatest boxer in their category.

But, many claim that the bout has come too late, for they are no longer in their prime. When these boxers were at their peak, the bout was expected to take place in 2010, but it failed to see the light of the day then.

Both the boxers have had an enjoyable career till date with Mayweather, 38, still undefeated in 47 bouts, winning 26 of those via knockouts. Pacquiao, 36, also has a good record with 57 wins from 64 matches, 38 of them being knock-outs.

Despite the age, one can expect both the boxers to go all out for the match.

Recently, boxers including Lennox Lewis and Eddie Chambers sided with Mayweather to win the bout, but the Amerrican is aware of the threat the Filipino possesses.

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