Forget the Bluth family banana stand, there's always money in the boxing ring.
Manny Pacquiao raked in a $26 million purse plus a heavy share of the pay-per-view profits in his loss against Timothy Bradley earlier this month, and Floyd "Money" Mayweather banked at least $32 million when he fought Miguel Cotto in May.
But the million-dollar paychecks aren't exclusive to professional fighters, even celebrities boxers can walk away with a fat check if they agree to duke it out in the ring, like Drake and Chris Brown.
In an effort to settle the score between Brown and Drake, celebrity-boxing promoter Damon Feldman is trying to lock down an August 25 pay-per-view fight between the two men in Las Vegas, according to the Daily News.
"Obviously they have a grudge," Feldman says. "It's just three 1-minute rounds. No one will get seriously hurt.
The promoter adds that Nigerian billionaire Alki David has offered to write each fighter a $1 million check and donate an additional $1 million to charity for participating.
Feldman also quipped that he "would love to have Rihanna as the ring girl."
A few years ago, that wouldn't have been possible. Brown was legally prohibited from being within 50 yards of Rhi-Rhi after beating her and showing the world he's a scumbag. But the retraining order was lifted in 2011, and Breezy's once again free to lose his temper around Rihanna.
Meanwhile, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton says on his website that part of the proceeds from the fight would go towards a charity for abused women, curiously enough.
Offensive? Totally. Is it worth it? Of course, if only to see Chris Brown knocked out on pay-per-view.
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