Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman fight purses: Prize money each fighter on main card will take home

The main event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas was as good as advertised, if not better. Living legend Manny Pacquiao did the unthinkable in scoring a split-decision victory over Keith Thurman to claim the WBA welterweight title. Pacquiao not only became the oldest welterweight to ever claim a recognized title, he was the fifth oldest champion ever, regardless of weightclass.

When all was said and done, the 40-year-old Pacquiao not only earned gold, he earned some serious dough. PacMa earned a guaranteed purse of $10 million, according to ESPN. Meanwhile, Thurman, who's continually aiming to cement himself as one of boxing's pound-for-pound best fighters in the world, will collected $2.5 million. 

The co-feature on Fox that pitted IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant against Mike Lee delivered the second biggest payday of the card. Plant will reportedly earn $750,000 in his disclosed purse while Lee will get $250,000 for his efforts. Plant finished off Lee via third-round TKO to retain his title.

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Below you can have a look at the prize money that will taken home by each fighter on Saturday's Pacquiao vs. Thurman main card on Fox PPV. 

Fight Weightclass

Manny Pacquiao ($10 million) vs. Keith Thurman ($2.5 million)

WBA welterweight title

Omar Figueroa ($300,000) vs. Yordenis Ugas ($300,000)Welterweight
Sergey Lipnets ($250,000) vs. Jayar Inson ($10,000)

Luis Nery ($150,000) vs. Juan Carlos Payano ($25,000)


Caleb Plant ($750,000) vs. Mike Lee ($250,000)

IBF super middleweight title

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