Nov 11, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. smiles after Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (not pictured) handed him the ball he caught for a touchdown in the second half of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Floyd Mayweather is unlikely to pocket the $100m payday predicted from his recent fight Mayweather, 44, took on Logan Paul in an eight-round exhibition in Miami on Sunday.

Mayweather claimed he could earn as much as $100million (£71m) in total from the fight, while Paul reportedly was set to earn in the region of $26m (£14m) when PPV figures and everything else was accounted for.

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However, Dave Meltzer, an American journalist whose calculations of pay-per-view buys are well respected in boxing, has estimated that Mayweather v Paul garnered between 600,000 and 650,000 buys, although figures at this early stage are a very rough estimate.

Mayweather is understood to be entitled to 50 per cent of the PPV buys for the event – priced at $49.99 (£35) in the States – equating to roughly $16.5m (£11.6m).

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