Mexican Boxer Signs ‘The Richest Contract In Sports History’
Mexican boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has signed a lucrative deal that is reportedly the richest contract an athlete has signed in sports history, topping the 13-year, $ 325 million that American baseball star Giancarlo Stanton made in 2014 with the Miami Marlins. Alvarez, the world middleweight champion, signed a long-term deal with sports streaming service DAZN that will see him earn at least $ 365 million over five years, according to reports. Alvarez will fight 11 times as part of the deal, starting with December’s super-middleweight bout in New York against Rocky Fielding.
Mexican star Alvarez had dethroned Gennady Golovkin in their gruelling rematch in Las Vegas last month. ESPN reported that Alvarez’s deal with DAZN, which runs through 2023, is the most lucrative long-term athlete contract in history.