Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders Purse Payouts: How Much Will Fighters Earn?

Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders purse payouts and prize money: How much each fighter make from the huge unification bout on May 8.

One of the biggest boxing fights of the year is all set for tonight, May 8, 2024, as WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez is taking Billy Joe Saunders in the ring. The fight between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders was originally scheduled for May 2024 but due to Covid-19, the bout was postponed to May 2024. Finally, the fight is confirmed, both the fighters are set to pocket massive amount but Mexican to get the major portion of the Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders purse payouts.

One of the best pound-for-pound boxer to fight his first bout of the year 2024 on May 8 against WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders. He has fought 58 fight with 55 wins and two draws.

The boxer will walk into right with aim of the 56th win on Saturday night at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. On the other hand, the English boxer Saunders is pretty confident to beat Canelo. The main event to kick off at around 5 am and DAZN will broadcast the Alvarez vs Saunders fight live stream in the UK.

Canelo Alvarez Fight Purse

Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders Purse Payouts

The legendary boxer Canelo Alvarez is set to earn the majority share of the Alvarez vs Saunders fight purse. Considering his win and contracts, Alvarez is all set to receive a guaranteed purse of $20 million while Billy will get a guaranteed purse of $2.5 million.

According to our research, Alvarez is expected to earn around $35 million from Saturday’s bout including the sponsorship deals and pay-per-view revenue.

BoxersGuaranteed PayoutPPV ShareTotal Purse Payout
Canelo Alvarez$20 million60%$35 million  (PPV share, sponsorship deals and Bonus)
Billy Joe Saunders$2.5 million40%$5 million (PPV share, sponsorship deals and Bonus)

The British fighter could earn up to $5 million from the fight which is significantly more than his previous bouts. There is a huge gap between the earrings of both fighters but still, Saunders will earn more than the fights he fought in the past.

In 2018, the Mexican boxer signed the biggest contract deal with sports streaming service DAZN. The reports claimed that it’s a five-year featuring 11 fights and he was expected to pocket at least $365 million. Some experts also said that it is the richest contract ever signed by an athlete ever. However, he is no longer affiliated with the streaming company after resolving a lawsuit with DAZN, Golden Boy.

Disclaimer: All the facts and figures about Canelo Alvarez purse payouts are based on the analysis, research and reports released by trusted sources.