Canelo Alvarez Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Saul Alvarez is the current WBA, WBO, and WBC middleweight champion of the world. Also known as “Canelo”, he has established himself as one of the greatest in the history of the sport. 

Over the years, Saul has built his resume, taking on some of the biggest names in the world of boxing. As such, Alvarez’s professional boxing record stands at 56 wins, 38 knockouts, two draws (against Gennady Golovkin and Jorge Juarez), and one loss (against Floyd Mayweather Jr.). Truly, the Mexican possesses one of the best records of any fighters to ever grace the sport. 

Known for his energy, durability, and some lethal striking, Saul is sure to have made good money from his fights. Thus, the only question in people’s minds will be: How much did he earn? Well, let’s examine what are Canelo Alvarez career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Saul Canelo Alvarez (R) and Billy Joe Saunders (L) fight during WBC, WBA Super, WBO, and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight unification at AT&T Stadium on May 8, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (Credits: Getty Images)

Before we begin, here are some important things to keep in mind. Firstly, Nevada State Athletic Commission does not release fighter pay, so none of the following payout data for the event is official. However, we can estimate a fighter’s pay info by looking at their previous, officially-released salaries.

Secondly, in his upcoming fight, apart from the 60% PPV share Canelo Alvarez will earn a guaranteed $40 million while Caleb Plant will earn a $10 million guaranteed purse. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Canelo Alvarez Career Earnings

Canelo Alvarez punches Billy Joe Saunders during their fight for Alvarez’s WBC and WBA super-middleweight titles and Saunders’ WBO super middleweight title at AT&T Stadium on May 08, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (Credits: Getty Images)

Throughout his career, Saul has brought in a humungous amount of money. As such, it is very difficult to acquire and compile a completely flawless record of all of Canelo’s earnings from fights. Hence, here are some of Saul’s biggest paydays over the years: 

  • Sugar Shane Mosley: $1.2 million
  • Josesito Lopez: $2 million
  • Floyd Mayweather: $12 million
  • Miguel Cotto: $5 million
  • Amir Khan: $25 million
  • Gennady Golovkin I: $40 million
  • Gennady Golovkin II: $30 million

Estimated Career Earnings: $120 million+

A Glance at Canelo Alvarez Asset Accumulation

Name Santos Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez Barragán
Age 31 years old ( Born in 1990)
Net Worth $140 million 
Status Active
Salary $40 million (reported salary against Caleb Plant)
Source of Wealth Boxing Career, Investments, Businesses, Sponsorships
Endorsements  Under Armor (2012), Everlast (2014), Cleto Reyes, Tecate, Hennessy, and more.
Endorsement Earnings $2 million p.a
Marital Status  Married
Residence Juanacatlán, Jalisco, Mexico
Charities Hispanic Heritage Awards for Sports, Red Nose, Hospital Civil de Guadalajara, and more. 

What is Canelo Alvarez Net Worth in 2021?

According to our research, Canelo Alvarez’s Net Worth sits at around $140 million in 2021. For the most part, Alvarez makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the ring but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the Mexican fighter is sponsored by Under Armor (2012), Everlast (2014), Cleto Reyes, Tecate, Hennessy, and more.

As mentioned above, Canelo’s earnings from boxing amount to $120 (approx.). Aside from this and his lucrative endorsements, Saul has also begun making considerable investments in other sectors. Currently, Alvarez has his clothing store named Store Canelo, which makes sportswear like tracksuits, tee shirts, caps, etc. Apart from this, Saul also brings in money from his real estate and gas station businesses and his very own fighting promotion company, Canelo Promotions. 

With his career still blooming, the 31-year-olds influence is also expected to keep increasing,  making him a very marketable athlete. Thus, you can expect a significant increase in Alvarez’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “Canelo” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Caleb Plant on Nov 6, at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. 

Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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