Canelo Álvarez would lose a millionaire contract due to the injury he suffered in his hand

After defeating Gennady Golovkin, the Mexican stated that he will need to undergo surgery for a hand injury and to treat his knee menisci (Photo: Joe Camporeale/REUTERS) (Joe Camporeale/)

Canelo Alvarez defeated by unanimous decision Gennady Golovkin in the third fight between the two and successfully emerged from his first super middleweight defense with all the belts in his possession, so in addition to closing the cycle against his Kazakh nemesis, he remains the unified 168-pound champion.

Unfortunately for the Mexican and his fans, at the end of the fight Saúl mentioned to the microphones that his body needed rest and explained the hand injury that needs attention, so he stated that must go through the operating room and thus have a forced pause in his intense activity above the ring.

With this news it can be understood that he will no longer have a stake in the remainder of 2022, which in itself already seemed complicated, but which ends a relationship with Matchroom Boxingthe promoter of Eddie Hearn that secured him around $85 million for the fights against bivol Y Golovkinbut still left a hefty sum of money up in the air in case he could make it to a third fight this year.

Canelo Alvarez v Dmitry Bivol
Eddie Hearn, who holds the WBA light heavyweight belt, is the promoter of Matchroom Boxing (Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images) (Al Bello/)

How much money will Canelo Álvarez stop earning due to his injury?

In concrete numbers, Canelo Alvarez would miss out on $75 million dollars for not being able to fight in December, this thanks to an agreement that they would have reached with DAZN Y Matchroom Boxingwho would have assured him a figure of $160 million if he fought three times this year.

This information was published by the ESPN journalist, mike copperwho assured that both Canelo Alvarez What Eddy Reynoso They would have this plan on the table to achieve the stratospheric income figure in record time, something that seems almost impossible for it to happen, because in the midst of his injury he would have to prepare in three months to fight in December.

This third fight, to round off the three fights with the binomial of Matchroom Boxing Y DAZNthey would have almost made him multiply what Canelo won when facing Dmitry Bivol Y Gennady Golovkinbecause this first agreement of two forced fights had a value of $85 millionaccording to the same source.

This information was revealed in February 2022, when his fight against bivol and that served as a hook for the promoter to keep Álvarez’s image throughout 2022, an agreement that everything seems to indicate concluded in September with his victory over Golovkinespecially for the words with which he described his injury:

“I have to have surgery on my hand. They have to do a cleaning on my hand, it will be with a laser and it will take me six weeks of recovery”, explained the Mexican, who added that this discomfort arose after beating Caleb Plant in November 2021, one that obviously worsened over the months.

“The truth is that I couldn’t train one hundred percent, I couldn’t prepare myself well, boxing is throwing madrasas and I couldn’t in training”

This generated a reflection in which he hinted that he was affected in his fight against Bivol, as he assured that “for an oversight you let time pass, you think that nothing is going to happen, but there is the result; I don’t like losing”, something that he suffered against the Russian fighter and that now he has with the aim of returning for a rematch.


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