Nevada Athletic Commission discloses Alvarez-Jacobs payouts

May 5, 2019

The Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs fight took place on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Alvarez defeated Jacobs via unanimous decision.

Jacobs had to pay a $250,000 per pound fine for being over 170 pounds at the morning weight check.  Both fighters made the contractual weight of 160 pounds.  Jacobs came in at 173.6 pounds.  Thus, he had to pay $1 million in fines (rounding up from 173.6 to 174) This put a dent into his over $10 million guarantee for the fight.

Canelo made $35 million according to the Nevada Athletic Commission.  Jacobs official pay was $2.5 million although he was guaranteed over $10 million per his DAZN deal.  Fighters Vergil Ortiz, Jr. made $75,000 while his opponent Mauricio Herrera earned $75,000.

The other salaries as disclosed by the NAC are as follows:

Joseph Diaz, Jr. $100,000

Freddy Fonseca $10,000

Lamont Roach $75,000

Jonathan Oquendo $50,000

Sadam Ali $150,000

Anthony Young $45,000

John Ryder $100,000

Bilal Akkawy $30,000

Payout Perspective:

Although Jacobs lost money on the contractual day of fight weigh-in one has to think he knew he’d lose money in order to win the fight – which would lead to a windfall of future big paydays.  We may receive some sort of indication on the viewership for the DAZN event but since it’s a digital platform, it will be hard to see viewership/buy rates unless disclosed by the company.


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