There’s more than championship belts at stake in Saturday’s meeting between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders.
Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) will put his WBA, WBC and The Ring belts against Saunders’ (30-0, 14 KOs) WBO belt in their super middleweight bout. But both fighters stand to come away considerably richer after their bout — understandable, considering it’s an early candidate for fight of the year.
Here’s a look at how much Canelo and Saunders could earn, as well as each fighter’s net worth ahead of the fight:
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Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders fight purse, prize money
According to sportekz.com, Canelo and Saunders are guaranteed $15 million and $2.5 million in guaranteed payouts, respectively. Canelo will reportedly claim 60 percent of the pay-per-view share to Saunders’ 40. The fighters’ total estimated payouts are between $35 million for Canelo and $5 million for Saunders.
What is Canelo Alvarez’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Canelo is worth $140 million after having made a reported $37 million in earnings for the 2020 calendar year (per Forbes).
What is Billy Joe Saunders’ net worth?
Saunders’ net worth varies depending on what outlet you’re using — none of them verifiable — but ranges from $2 million (per thenetworthportal.com) and $2.5 million per wealthygenius.com. That means he will more than double his reported net worth after Saturday’s fight.
Canelo Alvarez career record
- Nationality: Mexican
- Born: July 18, 1990 (30 years old)
- Height: 5-9
- Reach: 70.5 inches
- Record: 55-1-2 (37 KOs)
Billy Joe Saunders record and bio
- Nationality: English
- Born: August 30, 1989
- Height: 5-11
- Reach: 71 inches
- Total fights: 30
- Record: 30-0 (14 KOs)