'Pacquiao gets $26M guarantee in Bradley fight'

Posted at 05/26/2012 8:21 PM | Updated as of 05/27/2012 1:13 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Top Rank Inc. head honcho Bob Arum said boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will receive a guaranteed amount of $26 million for his upcoming June 9 fight against Timothy Bradley.

This was his reaction to reports that Pacquiao will only get $6 million for the fight.

“Manny Pacquiao is guaranteed $26 million,” the boxing promoter said in ESNews.

RingTV reported that Pacquiao is getting a $6-million base purse for the June 9 World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title fight as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

This is only $1-million higher than Bradley’s base purse, which is $5 million.

But NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer clarified that Pacquiao’s potential earnings do not stop there.

"Obviously, Manny will get more than $6 million with his cut of foreign television and everything," said Kizer.

The fight will be shown on HBO pay-per-view and Pacquiao is expected to get the upside of the share.

"But these are their base purse amounts as reported to the commission," said Kizer.