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Could it be that Canelo Álvarez no longer sells like before? After the closing of the trilogy with Gennady Golovkin last Saturday in Las Vegas, unofficial information speaks of a “failure” in pay-per-view sales in the United States, coupled with the fact that tickets at the T-Mobile Arena had to be sold even with the function started to sell them out .
Saúl Álvarez’s unanimous decision win would be -by far- the least successful of the three fights with GGG, as journalist Dan Rafael claims that only between 550 thousand and 575 thousand payments per event were sold in the United States, a figure that would be less than half of what the first lawsuit generated in 2017 and the second in 2018.
This communicator, with more than 20 years in the world of boxing, details that “knowledgeable sources” entrusted him with the disappointing Canelo vs Golovkin 3 sales figure and showed that there is a “trap” in the figure shared by the DAZN network of 1.06 million.
According to Dan Rafael, those pay-per-views sold are on a global scale, which is still a lower figure compared to what the first two fights of the Mexican and the Kazakh sold only in the United States. In the first fight it was 1.3 million and in the second 1.1 million.
The 1st Canelo-GGG fight did 1.3M PPV buys in the US. The rematch did 1.1M PPV buys in the US. The 3rd is going to be between 550k-575k in the US, per sources. DAZN’s announcement of 1.06M is PPV buys for the ENTIRE WORLD. Apples to oranges.
– Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) September 21, 2022
Eddie Hearn denies low figure, but does not give details
The leader of the promoter Matchroom Boxing in charge of mounting the trilogy, the British Eddie Hearn dismissed the journalist’s reports and through Twitter told him that his information “was far from reality”, although did not give exact details of the sales amounts generated by Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.
What is a fact is that, even with the DAZN figures, the third and last lawsuit of Saúl and GGG was the least successful From the point of view of the PPV, which directly affects the economic compensation of both boxers since they obtain an important part of the money from it.
Unofficially they talked about 63 million dollars for Canelo and 43 million for Gennadyalthough these amounts could decrease due to the drop in the sale of the event in the American Union, which represents the most important country in this type of income.