Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez generated $ 9 million at the box office in his fight against Billy joe saunders the highest amount since their fights against Gennady Golovkin.
The fight between Canelo Y Saunders last May 8 at the stadium AT&T in Arlington, Texas, it generated a box office profit of $ 9,002,920, exactly. That is, just over $ 9 million, a record with 66,065 tickets sold.
An additional 989 courtesy tickets were issued for a total attendance of 67,054 fans according to a Combat Sports Tax Report filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), according to a document held by Boxing Scene.
Total attendance paid set a record for the largest indoor crowd for a boxing event in North America.
Surpassing the 63,352 fans available for Muhammad Ali’s heavyweight championship over Leon Spinks in September 1978 at the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans.
It should be remembered that a crowd of 73,126 was announced on the night of the fight, but this included all personnel on site.
Canelo and Saunders beat Golovkin
In his first battle before Gennady Golovkin produced a $ 27 million buy-in, with 17,318 tickets sold.
Later, the rematch in September 2018 in Las Vegas generated a profit of $ 24.4 million, with 13,732 tickets sold.
The Mexican’s best gain outside of Nevada was in 2016 when he beat Liam Smith for the junior middleweight title in the OMB in Texas.
In that event a profit of 5 million was obtained, with 46,115 tickets sold.