Canelo vs Caleb Plant money purse: how much are they making? how much will the winner get?

Canelo Alvarez will go head to head with Caleb Plant in a battle to become the first undisputed super middleweight champion of the world on Saturday night.

Canelo vs Caleb Plant money purse: how much are they making? how much will the winner get?
David Becker AFP

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez faces Caleb “Sweethands” Plant on Saturday looking to add one more belt to his collection and become the first unified super middleweight champion in boxing history.

All the belts held by Alvarez and Plant are at stake. Canelo currently holds the World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA), and World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight titles, while Plant is the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion.

Canelo: the favorite

Alvarez holds an impressive 56-1-2, 38 KOs record, and has not been defeated since he lost to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013.

He is heavily favored to win over the American who is undefeated with a 21-0 record.

Canelo, often referred to as the best pound-for-pound boxer, is already one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, making an estimated $32 million from his fights against Callum Smith and Avni Yildirim according to Forbes Magazine. The 31-year-old is reported to have real estate investments, as well as plans to set up gas stations in his native Mexico.

Meanwhile, 29-year-old Plant is also reportedly a millionaire, but far below Alvarez’s level. His current net worth is estimated at $2 million.

Both fighters will see these numbers go up after Saturday night.

Alvarez and Plant to receive fat paychecks

Both Alvarez and Plant are going to leave the ring much richer after their fight, no matter the outcome. Canelo, being the bigger boxing star, will get the bulk of the $50 million purse. He will pocket $40 million, leaving Plant with $10 million.

The 12-round unified championship bout takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The undercard action begins at 9 p.m. ET, with Canelo and Plant expected to enter the arena around midnight ET, depending on how long the earlier fights play out.