Mex­i­can Boxer Signs ‘The Rich­est Con­tract In Sports His­tory’

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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.

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