Joshua Clottey reveals shock PPV split from Manny Pacquiao fight

Former WBO Welterweight champion, Joshua Clottey, has made shocking revelations about his fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2010, claiming his manager got more split from the Pay-Per-View than he did.

Speaking on the Joy News Channel on Prime Take, Clottey said his manager negotiated a deal he felt was not good enough.

“The manager had already accepted $1 million as payment. I came in and negotiated $1.350 million,” said Clottey to Muftawu Nabila Abdulai. 

“It was a fight that I was supposed to get $2 million as the pay.

“The Pay-Per-View was $100 for each viewer. But he negotiated three dollars on my behalf out of the $100. Even with the three dollars, I could only earn my share after 300,000 buyers. So if 300,001 people buy, I will make only $3.

“Why would you do that?

“I tried negotiating, but they said I should leave if I don’t want to take the fight. So, I had to take the fight.

“Meanwhile, the manager made 33% profit from each pay-per-view income, including the fight money,” he revealed.

”When I finish a fight and make $85,000 the manager is making $53,000. The first pay-per-view was about $700,000 and the manager made more than $300,000,” he said.

Clottey lost the fight to Manny Pacquiao via unanimous decision.

SourceMuftawu Nabila Abdulai

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