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Greg Bishop for the NYT, on Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Saturday night welterweight title fight:
Roger Federer does not make money off the sales of strawberries and cream at Wimbledon, nor does Derek Jeter’s contract include the Yankees’ TV contract in Asia. Mayweather has devised an altogether different model for marquee athletes. In his previous four fights, he earned $115 million. How novel is his approach? Just ask him.
“It’s never been done,” said Mayweather, who is 41-0. “Not in entertainment history. Not in sports history. You see that arena Saturday? It’s all Mayweather money. Want a hot dog? Mayweather money. Want a T-shirt? Mayweather money. I need all that.”