Going into tonight’s fight in Florida many understood that boxing star would be getting a large pay day.
As the biggest name in the sport.
Also it widely been reported that he had signed a large deal previously with streaming service DAZN.
That was a given.
Not much was known about his mandatory challenger however.
Or his compensation for the bout.
Speaking after the fight reporter Mike Coppinger (hat tip) reported the pay day as on Twitter:
One can’t begrudge any of these boxers getting the most money possible in a short and very dangerous career and line of work.
Yildirim returns back to Istanbul a wealthy man.
Fair play to him.
Alvarez moves on to a more genuine test next up in the form of Billy Joe Saunders.
It was formally confirmed after tonight’s bout.
The fight is scheduled for May 8th as things stand.
Subject to change obviously.
Due to the world situation but not far away realistically.