Canelo Álvarez signs richest contract in sport history, worth $365m

Alvarez has signed an 11-fight deal that his promotional company says is the richest athlete contract in sports history, guaranteeing the Mexican middleweight champion at least that much money to have his fights shown on the sports-streaming service DAZN, beginning with his next bout.

"This is only from my hard work", Alvarez told ESPN. "They're the two most important fighters in the world", Skipper said.

Alvarez is now the unified middleweight champion of boxing, coming off a majority decision win over Gennady Golovkin last month.

Canelo Álvarez's new contract has bumped the 13-year, $325m deal that Giancarlo Stanton signed with the Miami Marlins in 2014 into second place.

"If he wants to return, I ask him to look my way to give a great fight to the fans".


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, Dollars 325 million that American baseball star Giancarlo Stanton made in 2014 with the Miami Marlins. The journey begins Saturday, Dec. 15 when Canelo makes his first appearance at the historic Madison Square Garden challenging Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) for his WBA Super Middleweight World Title. This mammoth deal, which will span 5 years and 10 fights, is being called "the highest paid guaranteed contract in sports history" by Canelo's promoter Golden Boy Promotions.

"The December fight with Fielding is a risky fight", he said. I am moving up in weight and I don't know how my body will feel.

Boxing megastar Canelo Alvarez just inked a huge broadcasting deal with DAZN streaming service.

DAZN, which is owned by the United Kingdom -based Perform Group and overseen by former ESPN president John Skipper, also signed an exclusive deal with the World Boxing Super Series to stream a trio of tournaments promoted by Sauerland Events. "DAZN has the flawless platform to make this dream come true, and with the biggest star in the sport at the helm of this journey, I have no doubts that we will succeed in unimaginable ways".

Alvarez, 28, is from Mexico.


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