One of the most looked-after boxing fights is all set to take place this weekend between Canelo Alvarez and Jermell Charlo. In the main event, renowned counterpuncher Canelo Alvarez, who currently holds multiple world championships, will defend his Super-Middleweight World titles against Jermell Charlo.
The bout will be taking place on Saturday, September 30, 2023. The main card fight will begin at 1:00 AM BST on Sunday, 1 October, 2023. Earlier, ‘Cinnamon’ was supposed to meet Jermell Charlo’s twin brother for the same fight. However, things took an unexpected turn when Jermell Charlo got the opportunity to grab the Super-Middleweight World title.
For fans who might not know, Charlo who’s known as ‘Ironman’ has a strong record when it comes to boxing. He has faced defeat only once in 2018 against Tony Harrison. It’ll be interesting for fans to see if Jermell Charlo can really turn the tables.
Other than the two, there are other fights taking place as well on the same night. As per the reports, the undercard includes a boxing battle between Jesus Alejandro Ramos Jr. and Erickson Lubin. Moreover, fans will also witness Yordenis Ugas vs. Mario Barrios. However, the fight card may change as nothing is officially confirmed yet.
Before the event night, one information that every boxing enthusiast would want to know is the boxer’s fight purse for the upcoming events. Find out who’s getting the highest salary for the upcoming fight below.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo: Who’s getting the highest salary?
The exact salaries for Canelo Alvarez and Jermell Charlo have not been officially disclosed. Nonetheless, it’s expected that both boxing legends will receive substantial earnings for their upcoming fight thanks to their excellent boxing skills.
When it comes to the Mexican boxer Canelo, he, as per his contract, earns a fixed salary per fight that ranges between $10 to $20 million. In his last bout with John Ryder, Canelo received a whopping $38 million. The sum included a fixed payment of $15 million and an additional $22 million from pay-per-view shares.
On the other hand, Jermell Charlo has earned the highest salary against Sergiy Derevyanchenko. It received $1.5 million including pay-per-view shares. So, he might be getting around the same even for this fight.
Here’s a look at the expected fight purse of the boxers (estimated according to their previous earnings)
- Canelo Alvarez – $38 million
- Jermell Charlo – $1.5 million
- Jesus Alejandro Ramos Jr. – $1 million
- Erickson Lubin – $300k
- Yordenis Ugas – $609k
- Mario Barrios – $3 million
Fans must keep in mind that the above details are not confirmed yet. The real earnings will be revealed only after the main event. However, as per the estimates, Canelo Alvarez is supposed to get the highest salary for this event.