Russian Dmitry Bivol will receive the biggest honor of his career for the victory over Álvarez
Russian boxer Dmitry Bivol will receive the biggest payment of his career for his victory over Mexican Saúl Álvarez. This was reported to TASS in the athlete’s equipment.
The source did not specify the amount in question. At the same time, a Bivol representative noted that there should be no problem with paying money despite the sanctions.
According to The Sports Grail, Bivol is guaranteed to receive $2 million and 30 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the broadcast rights. Álvarez earned $15 million, as well as 70 percent of the fight’s pay-per-view.
The fight between Bivol and Álvarez took place in Las Vegas (USA) at the T-Mobile Arena on the night of Sunday, May 8. The Russian athlete won by unanimous decision and defended his World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight title.
For Bivol, 31, this victory was the 20th in his career. The Russian did not lose in the professional ring. Álvarez, 31, suffered a second loss on 57 wins.
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