The former four-division world champion Canelo Alvarez and his promoters at Golden Boy Promotions are said to be having problems with DAZN over the money that they’re offering him for his next fight.
According to @MikeCoppinger, Canelo (53-1-2, 36 KOs) may not fight at all in 2020 due to DAZN offering him half of the $35 million that he gets for each match of his 11-fight, $365 million contract.
Canelo may not fight this year, which means DAZN might not be showing his match against Avni Yildirim. He’s the guy that has recently been mentioned as Canelo’s next opponent. What a disaster that would be for DAZN if they showed that match to the fans.
The major problem that DAZN has with Canelo’s promoters at Golden Boy, according to Coppinger, is that they feel the promotional company hasn’t “lived up its contractual obligation to deliver one premier Canelo Alvarez event per year.”
DAZN wanted to see Canelo face Gennady Golovkin in a trilogy match after they signed him two years ago. Canelo-Golovkin would bring in tremendous numbers in terms of subscribers to DAZN, but that’s failed to happen.
For whatever reason, Canelo has chosen to go in another direction than GGG (40-1-1, 35 KOs) in the last two years; the guys that he’s picked haven’t been hugely popular.
Noel Galang – Kamao TV