Canelo Alvarez will earn DOUBLE GGG's purse for trilogy bout

REVEALED: Canelo Alvarez will earn £40m – more than DOUBLE than that of Gennady Golovkin – from the purse of their highly-anticipated trilogy bout in Las Vegas

  • Canelo Alvarez is set to earn double Gennady Golovkin’s purse for their trilogy 
  • The Mexican star will reportedly take home a guaranteed £40m in Las Vegas
  • Meanwhile his Kazakh rival will earn a career best £17m purse for the fight
  • Both fighters also stand to earn significantly more from pay-per-view buys

Canelo Alvarez is set to earn one of his highest paydays of his career when he takes on Gennady Golovkin for the third time on Saturday.

The undisputed super middleweight champion will reportedly take home a guaranteed £40million for the trilogy bout, more than double GGG’s £17million purse.

Backed by the financial might of DAZN and Matchroom Boxing, the figures are by far the highest paid between the three fights, with the guaranteed totals making up just one source of revenue that the fighters will collect.

Canelo Alvarez will reportedly pocket a £40million purse for his trilogy bout with Gennady Golovkin

In addition to their purse, both fighters will also earn a cut of the pay-per-view and sales from the live gate.

For their maiden encounter in 2017, Alvarez was paid a guaranteed £4million while GGG earned a more modest £2.5million in a fight that ended in a split draw.

When the pair rematched the following year, Alvarez was again guaranteed £4million while his Kazakh opponent saw his purse increased to £3.5million in a bout that once again ended with a contentious decision from the judges. 

Alvarez earned £4million to GGG’s £2.5million in their maiden encounter in 2017

The Mexican star once again outearned his rival in their second fight in which he won a contentious decision

The initial figures however, do not provide the full picture of how much the fighters stand to earn through the additional incentives included in their contracts. 

Including revenue generated from international sales and the crowd in attendance, Alvarez ultimately took home around £40million in their second bout, with GGG also enjoying a significant bump on his guaranteed purse at £25million.

The bout marks the final clash on Alvarez’s two-fight contract with Eddie Hearn, after he suffered a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Dmitry Bivol back in May.

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