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Canelo vs Jacobs purses: Main event fighters set to make massive money in Las Vegas

Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs are making huge money for Saturday’s DAZN main event.

Canelo Alvarez v Daniel Jacobs - Weigh-in Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

A lot is riding on the success of tomorrow’s Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs main event, especially for DAZN, still looking to gain a foothold in the United States and presenting what is their first true pay-per-view quality main event for their subscription service.

But whatever happens, you can’t say they didn’t invest. We all know Canelo signed an 11-fight, $365 million deal with DAZN last October, just about a month after his HBO pay-per-view rematch with Gennady Golovkin. Tomorrow night, Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KO) will be making $35 million of that for the fight with Jacobs, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Jacobs (35-2, 29 KO), meanwhile, has a purse of “just” $2.5 million, but his DAZN deal guarantees him over $10 million for the fight, so he’s not exactly going home wondering where the money for the electric bill next month is coming from, either.

The rest of the card is a bit more modest.

Vergil Ortiz Jr and Mauricio Herrera will both make $75,000 for their welterweight co-feature fight, a nice matchup of a rising young KO artist against a crafty old vet who’s never been stopped.

Joseph Diaz Jr will make $100,000 for his fight with Freddy Fonseca, whose purse is listed at $10,000.

Lamont Roach Jr is at $75,000 for his fight with Jonathan Oquendo, who will make $50,000.

Sadam Ali has a purse of $150,000 to face Anthony Young, who is at $45,000.

And with the vacant interim WBA super middleweight title on the line, John Ryder will make $100,000 and Bilal Akkawy $30,000.

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