Last September 17, Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin ended a years-long rivalry with a third fight, the fight was won by the Mexican, but not everything was good news, the sale of the pay-per-view was not what was expected.
The third fight was highly anticipated by the fans, but in the ring the battle was not what was expected, Canelo won by unanimous decision, but left many doubts in the fans and specialists.
Knockout below the ring for Canelo and Golovkin
The face of world boxing is Canelo Alvarez, the British company DAZN paid a lot of money for the Mexican’s fights to be broadcast on that platform.
The first two fights of the Mexican and the Kazakh were broadcast on HBO, the first fight sold 1.3 million home; the second fight was seen in 1.1 million homes, for the third fight similar numbers were expected, but it was not the case. All these numbers are from the United States, the country that sells the most homes and is where the money comes from for the boxers.
According to Dan Rafael, DAZN reported that Canelo vs. Golovkin III in the United States sold between 550 and 570 million homes, half of the first two fights. Disappointing numbers that were not expected.
DAZN also released that worldwide sales were 1.06 million, slightly below the first two fights.
Canelo could be out for a year
After the win against Golovkin, Canelo said he was injured in his left hand and would have to undergo surgery. The Mexican said the recovery time is a minimum of six weeks. Alvarez also commented that in addition to the recovery of the hand, he will take some time to rest, so we could see him in the ring in a year.