Mayweather Shades Canelo's $365M Deal: I Can Make That in 36 Minutes
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Oct 19, 2018,
Oct 19, 2018, 8:41
ESPN reported that Alvarez's deal with DAZN, which runs through 2023, is the most lucrative long-term athlete contract in history. "More than anything, though, I'm happy that I could give great fights to fans". "That was the most important thing, more important than what I am making".
Alvarez, 28, outpointed middleweight destroyer Gennady Golovkin in their September PPV rematch, which also marked his last bout with HBO after the premium cable network announced it was ceasing boxing coverage after 45 years.
Domestically, the previous contract high for an athlete was the 13-year, $325 million dollar pact signed by Giancarlo Stanton with the Miami Marlins. It literally takes me 1 night and 1 fight to make what you might make in 5 years and 11 fights!
Álvarez's next fight is against Britain's Rocky Fielding on 15 December at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Mexican boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has signed a lucrative deal that is reportedly the richest contract an athlete has signed in sports history, topping the 13-year, United States dollars 325 million that American baseball star Giancarlo Stanton made in 2014 with the Miami Marlins.
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr has stunningly attacked MMA star Conor McGregor as well as boxers Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Oscar De La Hoya, giving the trio derogatory nicknames such as "Conor McQuitter" and "Golden Girl". HBO and Showtime typically charged $80 per fight, but on DAZN, his two fights per year will be available to those who pay $9.99 per month for the streaming service.
Alvarez and Britain's Fielding will hold a news conference in NY on Wednesday to promote their fight at Madison Square Garden. DAZN made a big splash over the summer by signing promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport, with a stable including unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, to an eight-year, $1 billion deal.
Alvarez said he has confidence DAZN will succeed.
"We are thrilled to be exclusive partners with Golden Boy Promotions and Oscar De La Hoya", said John Skipper, DAZN Group Executive Chairman.