Published: Wed, October 17, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Canelo Alvarez Signs Richest Athlete Contract In Sports History

Canelo Alvarez Signs Richest Athlete Contract In Sports History

Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) - the undisputed king of pay-per-view boxing - will usher in a new era in the sport by signing an 11-fight deal with global sports streaming leader DAZN. DAZN is charging its subscribers $9.99 per month, which - over time - translates to substantially less than the $85 pay-per-views to which boxing fans have become accustomed.

"This is only from my hard work", Alvarez told ESPN after signing the contract.

Alvarez's popularity has exploded over the past few years with big fights with stars like Gennady Golovkin, Amir Khan and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Álvarez has a huge following in Mexico and the United States and his fights have pulled in hundreds of millions of dollars on pay-per-view.

De La Hoya is expected to announce the deal at Wednesday's press conference in NY to promote Alvarez's December 15 return at New York's Madison Square Garden when he moves up in weight to challenge secondary WBA super middleweight titleholder Rocky Fielding in the first bout of his new DAZN deal.

"Being part of this historic deal will require me to prepare myself even more and offer fans even better performances", Canelo told ESPN.

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Alvarez and Britain's Fielding will hold a news conference in NY on Wednesday to promote their fight at Madison Square Garden.

The deal is believed to be the richest contract an athlete has signed in sports history, topping the £247m New York Yankees star Giancarlo Stanton made in 2014 while at the Miami Marlins. I am moving up in weight and I don't know how my body will feel.

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The organization's boxers previously fought on HBO, which recently announced it would end boxing programming. It cost $84.95 to be seen in high definition. Golden Boy fights will participate in 10 matches per year on the platform.

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