“In a record-shattering deal finalized early Wednesday morning, @canelo Alvarez signed a five-year, 11-fight deal worth a minimum of $365 million with DAZN, which only launched in the United States in September.
It will commence with his move up to super middleweight to challenge secondary world titlist Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York, where they will meet face-to-face at the kickoff news conference on Wednesday afternoon.
Alvarez's deal is the richest athlete contract in sports history, eclipsing the 13-year, $325 million agreement that New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton signed in 2014 when he was with the Miami Marlins.
"Canelo is the highest-paid athlete in the world. He's extremely happy," De La Hoya told ESPN after Alvarez signed.
By signing Alvarez, DAZN now is the home for boxing's two most significant superstars, as it also is the American broadcast location for unified heavyweight world titleholder and British fighter Anthony Joshua. Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing, signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with DAZN in May to deliver 16 events annually in the United States, along with the 16 per year he already was putting on the United Kingdom. That deal kicked off Sept. 22 with Joshua's title defense against Alexander Povetkin.” -Dan Rafael ESPN SENIOR WRITER #boxingfanatik#boxingnews#boxing#boxeo#boxingheads#boxinghype#boxinglifestyle#caneloalvarez#canelo#DAZN#goldenboy#oscardelahoya#mayweather#boxinghistory#boxersofinstagram#ESPN#NEWS#history#teamcanelo#mexico#morningmotivation#paid#getthebag 💰 #usaboxing#showtimeboxingn#likeforlikes#photooftheday#motivacion
🚨💰BREAKING: Canelo Alvarez DAZN deal is 5YR/11-fight deal worth a minimum of $365 Million, keeping him on the platform until 2023. @canelo
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