Saul Canelo Alvarez is currently the highest-grossing boxer on the planet, and after beating Gennady Golovkin in the third fight between these two boxers, the Mexican-born boxer pocketed a very considerable fortune, as the count of all those who watched the fight on pay-per-view has been made.
Canelo’s earnings for fights in 2022
As reported by ESPN, Canelo arranged a contract with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn to organize two fights throughout 2022 with a total purse of $85 million: the first was before Dmitry Bivol and the second took place last night against the Kazakh fighter. With such accounts in mind, the Guadalajara native earned, only for the fights, $42.5 million, to which must be added all that corresponds to the PPV that was sold for the fight.
If you add the TV rights that, according to DAZN, were bought by 1.1 million people, the final unofficial number would climb to $93.4 million for Alvarez. Meanwhile, on Golovkin’s side, his earnings are expected to climb to $60 million thanks to the $18.5 million he was guaranteed for participating in the fight plus 45% of the Pay Per View. When it comes to numbers in boxing, none of the protagonists end up being the loser of the evening.
What’s next for Canelo Alvarez?
“I will take an active break. As long as I have to take to get my hand right, my body right and we’ll see what comes next. I’m going to take my time. Last year I fought four times in 11 months,” Canelo said. However, he dared to give an approximate date of when he would fight again: “Maybe in May, September, I don’t know“.
In addition, he went into detail about the issues he must solve to be in optimal conditions to get into a ring.
“It’s like a meniscus cleaning on my knee, I also have calluses on my hand and I require six weeks of recovery,” Canelo said.
To close, he did not forget to ask for a rematch with the Russian boxer, Dmitry Bivol, who defeated him in May.
“That’s the idea, but it depends on the result, I want Zurdo Ramirez to win and if he does, we won’t have a rematch, but that’s the idea, although right now the most important thing is to have the surgery”.