The news of Canelo Alvarez signing a deal with DAZN is not a surprise. The streaming service announced recently its global launch plans and boxing rights. During the negotiations, DAZN expressed their desire to cut Alvarez’s salary from the $365 million he was paid last year. HBO’s right of first refusal and last-look provision prompted them to offer the PPV event, but they declined to match DAZN.
Boxing’s top star will likely not be fighting again until at least 2020. The 30-year-old was originally scheduled to face Billy Joe Saunders in May, and was set to fight Gennadiy Gorlovkin on Saturday. It is unclear when Alvarez will be back in the ring due to the ongoing legal battle. Even if Alvarez is signed to a new contract, his next fight could not take place until 2021.
The Mexican middleweight champion has won his World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Association (WBA) middleweight belts. He is now ready to face Rocky Fielding for the WBC/WBA world titles. The deal is worth $365million. Despite Alvarez’s high salary, the contract is still unsuitable for the majority of fighters. A good deal will guarantee a world title fight. It is possible that Canelo alvarez could make a big splash in the U.S. but it is unlikely.
Although it is not certain who Canelo Alvarez will face, Billy Joe Saunders, WBO champion, was originally scheduled to fight Canelo last June. It is important to note that Saunders was also originally scheduled to fight Canelo in May 2018. Saunders has now signed with Matchroom. The WBO champion has defended the title against Martin Murray in December.
In recent years, Canelo Alvarez has personally signed items on eBay and other online auction sites. In fact, there have been 219 Canelo Alvarez signed items on eBay since 01/09/2012. The chart below shows the trade volume over time. If you are looking for a signed item by Canelo, now is the time to purchase it. Why wait? Take your first step towards the championship by getting a signed item today.
Alvarez’s victory over Kovalev was the most impressive of the two fighters. Alvarez knocked out Kovalev in the 11th round and became the WBO light heavyweight champion. Alvarez fought much better than expected. Alvarez was able to use his superior power, weighing in at 15 pounds more than his normal weight. This is why Alvarez has signed a contract with a new promoter.