“It Hasn’t Arrived Yet” – Dmitry Bivol Makes a Shocking Claim Regarding His $5 Million Fight Purse for Canelo Alvarez Victory

Published 05/17/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

Dmitry Bivol is coming off the biggest victory of his career. The undefeated WBA lightweight champion outboxed the then-pound-for-pound Canelo Alvarez, whom many consider the face of boxing. The Russian stalwart pulled out the biggest upset of the year in dramatic fashion and became an overnight star. But unfortunately, the recent claims of the champion hinted at being fudge. He revealed shocking facts about the $5 million fight purse.

According to the 31-year-old, he did receive the guaranteed purse for delivering a historic display in the ring.


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He told the TASS news agency, “I was willing to earn a lot less just to get this fight. I needed this fight, it was the No.1 task.”

“I think it’s very difficult [to be paid]. I haven’t faced this challenge yet because it hasn’t arrived yet. We are still thinking about how to do it. We didn’t think ahead because the situation is changing rapidly. I didn’t even think about it and said to my manager: ‘Vadim [Kornilov], come on, this will be your headache’.” [H/T Mirror]

Notably, this was the biggest payday of Bivol’s career. Before the fight, the guaranteed purse of Bivol was $2 million. However, after adding pay-per-view numbers, Bivol was expected to get $5million for the Canelo Alvarez fight.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Net worth comparison

Dmitry Bivol is a well-paid boxer of this generation and, after Canelo’s fight, his career earnings will certainly rise exponentially. According to Digital Net Worth, the net worth of Bivol is around $1million to $5million. His primary source of income is boxing.

Meanwhile, his opponent Canelo Alvarez is among one of the highest-paid athletes of this generation across all sports.

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, the net worth of the Mexican superstar is $140million. His primary source of income is boxing. Along with that, he makes a hefty sum through endorsements and smart investments.


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Moreover, Canelo stands at the #8 position in the Forbes‘ World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2022 List. Also, his on-field (career earnings) is the highest in the world as of 2022.

With $85 million in career earnings, Canelo trumps Lionel Messi, LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tom Brady, and every athlete in the world.


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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.