The function of Showtime Boxing headed by Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Caleb Plant sold about 800 thousand Event Payments only in United States, according to a report by Boxing Scene.
This figure is only for purchases made through cable and satellite operators, as well as digital sales.
It was last Saturday, November 6 that Canelo and Plant unified all four 168-pound belts in the MGM Grand from The Vegas, Nevada.
After the fight got complicated for Saul In the early rounds, he kept his promise that he was going to knock him out. In the eleventh round, a left hook put the American in poor condition, who moments later went to the canvas.
Although he managed to get up to continue fighting, Alvarez He plugged it back in and knocked it down again. The referee Russell Mora he immediately stopped the contest that ended with a technical knockout.
The Event Payments that Canelo and Plant sold
The organizers of the fight expected the contest to achieve between 500 and 600 thousand Event Payments, since he competed with the event also Pay Per Event UFC 268.
This was the first bout of Alvarez with PBC from Al haymon. Signed only with PBC for this fight, so later he will decide with which promoter he will do his next match.
Canelo returned to a function of Pay per event, because since his confrontation with Callum smith was transmitted by DAZN, streaming service. However, in his second clash with Gennady Golovkin sold 1.1 million PPV.
On Mexico, the fight for the universal belts was broadcast on open television only by Aztec TV, after they did not share the rights with TUDN. While on pay television it was played by ESPN.
Saul Alvarez He assured that in January 2022 he will begin planning his next fight, which will surely take place in May of that year.