Canelo signs 11-fight, $365M deal with DAZN

Canelo signs 11-fight, $365M deal with DAZN

DAZN now have exclusive United States rights to Alvarez's next 11 fights after his contract with American broadcaster HBO - who are leaving boxing - expired. "He's extremely happy", Oscar De La Hoya, Alvarez's promoter, told ESPN after Alvarez signed early Wednesday.

He will meet secondary world champ Rocky Fielding on December 15 at Madison Square Garden in NY.

An incredible figure and guaranteed number of fights showing that DAZN are indeed committed to the long-term growth of boxing in America and dispelling notions that they had an option to pull the plug after two years into Eddie Hearn's billion dollar investment.

Alvarez's new contract is being described as the biggest in sports history by ESPN.

After besting Golovkin (and perhaps before that), Canelo is boxing preeminent Pay-Per-View draw in the modern era following Floyd Mayweather's dominant reign in the middle to lower weight classes.

"Being part of this historic deal will require me to prepare myself even more and offer fans even better performances".

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Now fans can pay a $9.99 subscription cost per month in the U.S.to see his fights on DAZN (pronounced Da-Zone).

'It's very important for me to give the fans the biggest fights and the most important fights, and I promise you I will always do that. At the same time, I am humbled to be selected to lead this new vision for the sport of boxing, which will without a doubt be for the benefit of the fans, ' Canelo toldESPN. My dream has been to make boxing a sport for all.

"I've always liked a challenge, and this is yet another challenger in my career", said Canelo Alvarez. "I know how important I am to any platform I go to".

Off the heels of a historic decision victory over Middleweight juggernaut Gennady Golovkin, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has secured himself a $375 million contract with a mandated string of bouts, eleven in total.

The move represents the latest coup for DAZN, which only launched in the USA in September after announcing a landmark US$1 billion joint venture with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing in what was described as the biggest deal in the sport's history.

The DAZN-Golden Boy deal includes a large production element, which places Oscar De La Hoya as Executive Producer of the 12 live fight nights annually.

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