Sport Leonard Ellerbe: Floyd Mayweather will cross $1 billion in career earnings vs. Conor McGregor

21:46  15 july  2017
21:46  15 july  2017 Source:   MMAJunkie

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LONDON – Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe expects Floyd Mayweather to cross the $ 1 billion mark in total career earnings when he fights Conor McGregor next month.

LEONARD ELLERBE , CEO of Mayweather Promotions. Floyd Mayweather has generated 20 million PPV buys and 1 .3 billion dollars in PPVs. “ Conor McGregor believes in himself like nobody I ’ve ever seen before. What he thinks about, he manifests into reality.

LONDON - Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe expects Floyd Mayweather to cross the $1 billion mark in total career earnings when he fights Conor McGregor next month.

Mayweather's total career earnings (including endorsements deals) are currently projected at more than $750 million. No combat-sports athlete challenges him in that regard, and only a few athletes throughout the sports world - including Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Michael Schumacher - are believed to have crossed or come close to the $1 billion mark.

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Anyone who doesn't think Conor McGregor can beat Floyd Mayweather is full of BS and that's coming from FLOYD 'S CAMP specifically, the CEO of his promotion company, Leonard Ellerbe .

CEO of Mayweather Promotions Leonard Ellerbe discusses the Brooklyn leg of the Floyd Mayweather vs . Conor McGregor world tour, the production by Showtime

The exact payout for Mayweather's (49-0 boxing) pay-pr-view boxing match with McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC), which takes place Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, will not be determined until well after fight night, when the final numbers are tallied. However, "Money" is expected to walk away with a nine-figure payout.

"I think after this fight, he'll be one of three athletes along with Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods to go over a billion dollars," Ellerbe told MMAjunkie prior to Friday's final May-Mac World Tour stop in London. "I don't think he's done too bad in his career."

Mayweather has become one of the most lucrative sports properties during his 21-year career, but it's likely the bout with McGregor will be his last fight purse.

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Another massive purse awits the five-division world champion in August for his boxing match versus UFC star Conor McGregor . If Mayweather can secure a similar payday to his 2015 Manny Pacquiao bout, it will push his career earnings to $ 1 billion .

Mayweather has been part of some of the most lucrative fights in combat-sports history, and Ellerbe said he expects the next one of be no different. More than 50,000 fans attended the four world-tour press conferences. If that's any indication of the magnitude of what's to come on fight night, Ellerbe and his client are in for another massive payout.

"This fight is gigantic," Ellerbe said. "It's massive. The fans across the world, this is exactly what they want to see and it's what they're going to get come Aug. 26."

For more on "The Money Fight: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor," check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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