The biggest contract in sports was signed by Canelo Alvarez and it is Huge! What is so big about this contract, you may ask. The contract between Canelo Alvarez and DAZN is for 5 years, 11 fights, and $365 million. This deal is the richest by any athlete in sports history. Canelo is the highest paid athlete in the world. So, on May 4th, Canelo vs Jacobs live on DAZN ends up being cheaper than HBO and its PPV events like before.
So instead of tuning into HBO’s PPV, and paying at least $80, you can now tune into DAZN, and watch the fight live for much cheaper. Canelo wants to have all of his fans watching his fights and with DAZN, they all get that opportunity more often than what HBO was charging. He wants to make sure that all of his fans get bigger fights and the best ones too. He said that they deserve the best and biggest because they’re the reason for his success. He wants to pay them back for their love and support.
He is not worried about going to DAZN at all, in fact, he is really excited and looking forward to successful years with DAZN. He feels like DAZN is the future of boxing and sports in general, so he likes the new platform and the chance to be a part of it all. He is humbled that DAZN asked him to play a role in changing history for boxing and sports in general.
Online sports streaming services are something very new. The new vision is something that Canelo is extremely happy and honored to be a huge part of. He is not only a part of this deal but the centerpiece of this deal altogether. Canelo will also get a fee from DAZN for his events as the streaming service tries to use the U.S. too after they already have services in Germany, Italy, Japan, Austria, Switzerland, Canada.