Boxing Is Back! Canelo Alvarez Generates Over $18 Million in Ticket Sales

Published 11/09/2021, 3:51 AM EST
Nov 6, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Canelo Alvarez (gold/white trunks) and Caleb Plant (white/gray trunks) box during their undisputed super middleweight world championship boxing match at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports


The last weekend turned out to be a genuine treat for hardcore boxing lovers, as they got to witness one iconic encounter between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant. Both the men kept the fans glued to their seats throughout the bout, and eventually, they rolled out a fight worth the hype.

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Also, since this was an undisputed super-middleweight title fight, the anticipation and buzz were at their peak both inside and outside the MGM Grand. That said, this was a star-studded event.

Huge celebrities and boxing icons marked themselves present in the arena for this electrifying slugfest.

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Recently, boxing journalist Lance Pugmire tweeted a report about the gate revenue of this fight. He wrote, Looks like @Canelo and @SweetHandsPlant generated a $17 million gate in their Saturday night sellout at @MGMGrand, I’m told.” 

In a subsequent tweet, he again provided the gate revenue numbers. He wrote, A second source tells me now that the @Canelo @SweetHandsPlant gate numbers are actually $18 million plus. Boxing was definitely all the way back to business Saturday night.”

The above numbers are definitely surprising because many expected this event to turn out big. However, the gate exceeded expectations.

Both Plant and Canelo traded punches throughout the contest. However, Canelo, who used his body shots well, had an upper hand over the lanky Plant. Finally, in round 11, Alvarez struck ‘Sweethands’ with some blistering blows, flooring him twice in the same round.

That said, the referee stepped in to stop the bout after the second knockdown to term Alvarez as the winner.

Canelo Alvarez – A super-middleweight great

The p4p king was the aggressor in this fight. Moreover, he landed a whopping 41% of power punches on his American adversary.

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Even if the fight had gone to the judges, Canelo would have emerged as a winner with the momentum he had in this fight. In every sense, Alvarez showed why he is a super-middleweight great.

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Also, the cherry on the cake was when Canelo and Plant hugged each other after their bout, to rub off their rivalry. Overall, the sport of boxing benefitted immensely from this bout.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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