Gennady is guaranteed to receive $20 million
Fees for the third fight of the Kazakh boxer became known Gennady Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) and undisputed world super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs).
Canelo’s guaranteed payout is $45 million. Golovkin will receive half as much – $ 20 million.
At the same time, the amounts of payments to both boxers may increase after the calculation of bonuses for the sale of tickets and the television broadcast of the face-to-face fight.
Alvarez and Golovkin will fight on September 17 for the title of undisputed world champion in the second middle weight category. The fight will take place in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena.
According to the results of the weigh-in, both boxers met the regulations. Canelo weighed in at 75.9 kg, Golovkin was slightly heavier at 76.1 kg.
After the fight, Golovkin will have 5 days to decide which category to stay in. If Gennady decides to defend the middleweight title, he will face Cuban Erislandy Lara. The boxer himself said that he wanted to fight at home.
The first fight between Canelo and Golovkin in September 2017 ended in a draw. A year later, the Mexican won by split decision.
In May, Alvarez suffered the second defeat of his career, losing to Russian Dmitry Bivol in a fight for the world light heavyweight title.
Golovkin fought his last fight in April, defeating Japan’s Reta Murata via TKO to unify two middleweight titles.
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