Canelo Alvarez’s Fight Cost Someone a Million Dollars

Published 11/09/2021, 9:34 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


Canel0 Alvarez and Caleb Plant went to war on November 6. Stepping into this fight, there was a lot of bad blood between the two; there was a point before the fight when many fans were convinced that Plant would be the one to dethrone Alvarez. However, Canelo knocked out Plant in round 11 and many paid with their actual money by placing their entire faith in Caleb Plant.

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However, there was also one celebrity in attendance who lost a million dollars solely because of the Canel0 vs Plant fight.

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Extremely successful poker player and entrepreneur Dan Bilzerian recently told TMZ that he lost a watch worth $1 million at the event.

TMZ reported, “he was wearing a Richard Mille watch, valued between $950k and $1 million, to the Canelo fight, and at some point, he noticed it went missing from his wrist“.

Bilzerian suspects that the Richard Mille watch was slipped off his wrist by one of the many fans that he took pictures with at the event. The police are now involved and have filed a larceny report for the same.

After filing the report right after the Canelo vs Plant fight, Dan Bilzerian has also now announced a cash reward. He is willing to hand out $50,000 to anyone who can help with the investigation.

Dan Bilzerian lost due to Canelo but Floyd Mayweather made him richer

Dan Bilzerian likes to take risks. Some would even say that is his bread and butter. A big risk that he took in a mega boxing event in 2017 paid him huge dividends and made him an even richer man.

In 2017, Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor were all set to make their ring walks. Both fighters were about to create history in the ring and Dan Bilzerian was 10 rounds away from seeing a huge bump in his bank account.

The Irishman managed to dance for 10 rounds against the best boxer at the time; despite his surprisingly impressive performance, many in the boxing community still mock him.

In fact, McGregor landed more punches against Mayweather in 10 rounds than Manny Pacquiao did against Mayweather in 12 rounds.

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However, Floyd Mayweather ended the fight in round 10 and bagged his 50th professional win. Dan Bilzerian just had to drain big bucks into the pot for Mayweather, who is friends with him.

Dan Bilzerian laid his entire faith into the fists and hands of Floyd Mayweather over Conor McGregor; as a result, he pocketed a whopping $342,150.

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused his passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the sweet science, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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