Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will reportedly each earn a guaranteed $5 million purse for their highly-anticipated rematch, with both fighters also having the opportunity to earn more based on pay-per-view sales.
Alvarez’s earnings could potentially increase to as much as $65 million if the PPV buys reach over a certain number.
The fight is set to take place on September 17 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
According to The Telegraph, Gennady Golovkin would have earned $30 million after losing against Canelo Alvarez in 2017, and a similar figure despite losing his undefeated and Middleweight world championship belts in 2018. It’s worth noting that Canelo and GGG achieved these earnings after selling more than a million pay-per-view purchases.
In the second bout in 2018, GGG and Canelo earned $4 million and $5 million per fight respectively. Their payouts, however, increased by six times when compared to their first bout since there were so many PPV purchases.
It will be fascinating to see how the purse split pans out this time around, as their starting salaries are expected to be much higher than in the previous fight. And judging by boxing fans’ eagerness to witness the conclusion of a fantastic modern trilogy, PPV sales will undoubtedly climb as high as possible!
The added PPV buyouts and doubled base salaries will provide GGG a $43 million purse, whereas Canelo will rake it in with a whopping $65 million fight! Now, these are estimated figures, the actual figures are hard to predict as of now.
Canelo might get an even larger purse
If the fight ends up selling more than 4 million pay-per-views. In that case, he could earn as much as $100 million! He is a better boxer, has a higher profile, and is more active on social media than GGG.
On the other hand, GGG’s earnings will not cross the $44 million mark, no matter how well the fight sells. He has already received an $8 million base salary.
Salary & Payout Estimations
Base Salary: $10 Million
PPV Bonus: $55 Million
Total Purse: $65 Million
Base Salary: $8 Million
PPV Bonus: $35 Million
Total Purse: $43 Million
What are the fan sentiments for the game?
The fans are eagerly waiting for the game and are very excited about it. They are looking forward to seeing how the fight pans out and who will come out on top. There is a lot of hype surrounding the match and it is one of the most anticipated boxing events of the year. Let’s see what happens and how much these great boxers make from this fight.