Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant Draws Over 800,000 PPV Buys in the US Alone

Published 11/12/2021, 8:01 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


Canelo Alvarez has left no doubts regarding his in-ring supremacy, especially after beating Caleb Plant to become boxing’s first-ever undisputed super middleweight champion. ‘The Mexican also strengthened his aura as he received more support in the USA than American boxer Caleb Plant. As ‘Sweethands’ also had his followers, it turned the night even spectacular.

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This card competed with the UFC 268 card. Canelo Alvarez’s show is always an attention seeker, and it predictably did very well at the Box Office. Even Dana White was caught watching Plant vs Alvarez, while Rose Namajunas was battling Zhang Weili in the octagon.

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Per reports, it “projects to generate” 800,000 domestic PPV buys in the USA. The global PPV buys are expected to be even more. As the PPV price was set at $79.99, it assured a hefty income for Showtime Sports, the official broadcaster.

No viable source reflects the PPV buys of UFC 268. On that note, the Plant vs Alvarez showdown appears to have had massive success in the stellar fight week.

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While Caleb Plant failed to make an impact inside the ring, it was still a beneficial night for ‘Sweethands’. Having boxed the P4P king, he learned a lot about the loopholes in his game. Besides, Plant also bagged the biggest pay-check of his career.

According to reports, Canelo Alvarez amassed $40 million from the fight, whereas Plant made $10 million. So, the recent fight has clearly raked both men’s net worth to a great extent.

Canelo Alvarez is the new cash cow of boxing

Every time Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez enters the ring, he steals most of the spotlight. While UFC 268 happened on the same date and Mikaela Mayer won the IBO 130 lbs belt just a day prior, most of the combat fans were interested in Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant.

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The MGM Grand Arena was also buzzing with the crowd. A reported attendance of 16,586 saw Alvarez stop Plant in Las Vegas.

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 numbers speak for themselves and boxing will dearly miss Canelo, who plans to take a six-month break.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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