Huge cash out for Canelo Alvarez

CANELO Alvarez landed another mega payday for his unification fight win over Billy Joe Saunders.

The Mexican superstar put his WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine belts on the line against WBO champion Saunders on Saturday.

He came out on top after the Brit was forced to quit on his stool and rushed to hospital after round eight with an eye injury.

According to Sportekz, Canelo earned a guaranteed £10.7million ($15m) but the sum could rise following the streaming success on DAZN.

Saunders meanwhile, will take home at least £1.7m ($2.5m) for his trip to Texas.

The Sun reports notes that the pair can expect to really see the money flow once bonuses are totted up, with Canelo set to make as much as £25m with BJS £3.5m.

Alvarez is boxing’s top attraction and the highest-paid fighter in the world.

Before moving to sports streaming service DAZN, the four-division king was a pay-per-view headliner.

His nine box office fights, including against Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan and Gennady Golovkin, saw him pocket around £80m.

Then, in 2018 he signed an 11-fight deal with DAZN, worth a record-breaking £277m.

He had three fights while under contract, beating Rocky Fielding, Daniel Jacobs and Sergey Kovalev.

The hat-trick saw him take home close to £60m, according to information released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and Ring Magazine.

That was before he decided to terminate the deal, but continued to fight on DAZN as a free agent, where he beat Callum Smith and Avni Yildirim.

Further reports say it banked him £25m taking his total to £85m earned while with DAZN.