Mayweather Shades Canelo's $365M Deal: I Can Make That in 36 Minutes

20 October, 2018, 08:41 | Author: Greg Lawrence
  • Boxer Canelo Alvarez Inks $365 Million Contract With Streaming Network DAZN, Richest Deal in the History of Sports

And he just signed a mammoth five-year, 11-fight deal with DAZN worth a reported $365 million - the biggest athlete deal in sports history, surpassing Major League Baseball slugger Giancarlo Stanton's 13-year, $325 million contract in 2014.

It makes the middleweight world champion the highest paid sportsperson in the world, according to his promoter Oscar De La Hoya.

His last bout - a win in a rematch with Gennady Golovkin on 15 September - generated HBO an estimated $121m (£92m).

The lucrative deal comes on the heels of HBO recently announcing its plan to pull the plug on its boxing coverage by the end of 2018, forcing Alvarez and others to seek new broadcast homes.

The fighter's new contract begins with his move up a division to super middleweight as challenger to Liverpudlian Rocky Fielding's WBA Regular world title at Madison Square Garden, New York, on December 15.

Floyd Mayweather has taken time out from talking about Khabib Nurmagomedov to mug off Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on Instagram. "More than anything, though, I'm happy that I could give great fights to fans".

Following that announcement, Canelo spoke on Floyd Mayweather's willingness to come out of retirement once again and not taking an opponent who isn't qualified to be in the ring with him like he did with Conor McGregor.

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Then "Pretty Boy" Floyd, who retired undefeated with a record of 50-0, gave McGregor an extremely backhanded complement by declaring "McQuitter was a way better fighter than Canelo's cheating ass".

A subscription in the USA will cost $9.99 under the five-year term with Golden Boy, which will also oversee another ten fights that will stream on DAZN in 2019. The deal is with sports streaming service DAZN and means an average take of $33 million per fight.

John Skipper, executive chairman of Perform Group, DAZN's parent company, had the following to say on the deal being made.

"I'd love to have the opportunity to prove myself at this point in my career". So really, who's still winning?

DAZN itself is very new, launching in select countries back in 2016, but only this September in the US.

"This is only from my hard work", Alvarez said.

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