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Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao fight: Referee will earn $10k

Published 06/04/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: Profesional Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao attend the press conference to announce upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: Profesional Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao attend the press conference to announce upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

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.

 

Source: Independent

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