Published: Thu, October 18, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Sporting world stunned as boxer signs richest deal in history

Sporting world stunned as boxer signs richest deal in history

Alvarez is an overwhelming favourite for the fight, which takes place at Madison Square Garden, though he insists it will be no walk in the park.

The 28-year-old said he was "humbled" to be selected for the contract.

He successfully walked down Gennady Golovkin in their heated rematch last month en route to a unanimous victory over his rival, exorcising his detractors who wondered if he could defeat "GGG" clean.

So, yes, life is good for Canelo Alvarez.

"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". "More than anything, though, I'm happy that I could give great fights to fans".

Alvarez will move up in weight to challenge WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding on December 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is set to become the highest paid athlete in the world.

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"Never. I was never anxious because I'm very confident in myself", he said. But considering DAZN's low cost of entry, Álvarez, in an interview with ESPN, is hoping that more people will have access to boxing's top fights.

Of course, Canelo and Floyd fought back in 2013 - but Alvarez has improved A LOT since then, and clearly believes he would smash Floyd if they met again.

Canelo can strategize with his advisors at Golden Boy and unfurl those plans later. He will meet Rocky Fielding in a 12-round, super middleweight bout December 15, 2018. "I know how important I am to any platform I go to". De La Hoya has had a vision for the sport of boxing, and part and parcel to that vision are new approaches to telling the stories of the fighters for a global audience through live, scripted and social media programming.

"I'm coming in as the champion ..." He has a 50-1-2 career record with 34 KOs.

If Alvarez's hand is raised in his 51st victory - one that would have him adding more hardware - what a way it will be to punctuate his grand 2018.

The Mexican, who holds the WBA and WBC world middleweight titles, has signed a five-year, 11-fight deal that could be the most lucrative in sports history.

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