When Canelo Alvarez faces Gennady Golovkin for the third bout on Saturday. He will receive one of the greatest prizes of his career. According to reports, the undisputed super middleweight champion will earn £40 million for the trilogy. It is more than twice GGG’s pay of £17 million.
The amounts are by far the best paid of the three contests. Meanwhile, the combatants will earn more money in addition to the guaranteed totals thanks to the financial clout of Matchroom Boxing and DAZN.
Both competitors will receive a portion of the pay-per-view and live gate sales in addition to their pockets. Alvarez received a guaranteed £4 million for their first encounter in 2017, while GGG earned a relatively modest £2.5 million for a tie.
The next year, when the two rematched, Alvarez was again given a guaranteed £4 million, while the Kazakh fighter’s bank account increased to £3.5 million. The bout once again ended in a disputed jury verdict.
In their second bout, the Mexican superstar prevailed once more over his opponent by a disputed decision. The early figures, however, do not fully reflect the potential earnings of the combatants from the additional incentives included in their contracts.
Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin purses
Alvarez ended up making around £40 million from their second bout. It included money from overseas sales and the spectators. Moreover, GGG saw a considerable boost in his guaranteed £25 million purse.
After being defeated by Dmitry Bivol by a majority decision in May, this bout will be Alvarez’s final contest under his two-fight deal with Eddie Hearn.
In the current era, Alvarez has always been regarded as a great attraction. This led to the development of his infamous slogan, “payday,” when challenged by competitors like UFC star Kamaru Usman. DAZN has a significant financial stake in this bout and will probably anticipate that it will draw at least 800,000 viewers from across the world to meet their needs.
Alvarez has even implied that Golovkin is looking for a payday by agreeing to a rematch of their illustrious fight. “I was occupied competing against the finest boxers in the world, “said Alvarez. “This explains why [the third battle took place after four years]. Of course [he has waited for me and done nothing else than wait]
Alvarez’s enormous profits are hardly shocking considering that he committed to a lucrative three-fight agreement. It is with promoter Eddie Hearn and his affiliated streaming service for about $160 million for three fights. It includes his most recent payday against Bivol.