Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim Purse: How Much Did Both Fighters Earn?

Published 02/28/2021, 12:00 PM EST


Canelo Alvarez just had one of the best fights of his career, as he took out Avni Yildirim via a third-round TKO in an absolutely lopsided show. The P4P King successfully retained his WBA and WBC 168 lbs straps, paving the way for a title unification clash against WBO champion, Billy Joe Saunders, on May 8. So, it seems that Alvarez has enriched his legacy with the outcome of the fight.

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But, that’s not the only thing he has achieved. Apart from enriching his professional resume, Alvarez has bagged a lucrative paycheck. Meanwhile, Yildirim has also earned a commendable sum considering his below-average performance against one of the best of the era.

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Here’s a look at how much the boxers have bagged from their recent title contest at the Hard Rock Stadium in Florida, USA.

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Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim-Pay scale of the fight

According to the reports of AS, Alvarez’s earnings could have possibly touched up to $30 million. It is still not confirmed, but considering his win, contractual bid, and endorsements, he seems to have bagged a massive amount. Furthermore, Mike Coppinger claimed that Alvarez made an eight-figure sum.

He also claimed that Avni Yildirim received $2.5 million from the fight. Although there is a vast difference in his earrings as compared to Alvarez’s, the Turkish pugilist has still bagged a massive amount.

Unfortunately, he couldn’t perform well tonight and got outclassed in three rounds. So, the amount looks more than sufficient for such an underwhelming and short-lived contest.

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 27: Boxer Canelo Alvarez of Mexico trains for his upcoming fight against Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, July 27, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Getty Images)

From the initial stages, Alvarez looked sharp and out-struck his opponent. Yildirim couldn’t defend himself and continued falling prey to Alvarez’s prowess.

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While ‘Mr. Robot’ survived the first two rounds, Canelo closed the show in round three with a sensational knockout. That said, he deserves all the attention, fame, and money.

Do you think it was Canelo Alvarez’s best performance at 168 lbs?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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