Amir Khan Stands To Pocket 13 Million in Canelo Showdown

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

AMIR KHAN will hit the jackpot in Las Vegas with a whopping £ 9million [13.1 million USD] payday.

The Bolton fighter takes on WBC middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in a money-spinning clash.

Khan, 29, will be rewarded for the big risk of moving up two weight divisions with the huge purse on Saturday night.

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It is the highest financial prize for a British boxer since heavyweight star David Haye pocketed £10 m [14.6 USD] for his failed attempt to beat Wladimir Klitschko in 2011.

Khan is guaranteed the huge amount with Mexican star Alvarez’s promoters Golden Boy offering up some of the healthy sum.

His stunning pay packet also includes the UK TV money from BoxNation, who beat Sky to land exclusive rights to one of the biggest fights of 2016, as well funds from other promotional activities for the fight.

And Khan, who is in his first world title fight since losing to Danny Garcia in 2012, could end up earning even more on the back of this clash thanks to his own sponsorship deals.

Khan was last week ranked 10th in the Sunday Times Rich List for young sportsmen with an estimated fortune of £18m [26.3 USD].

But victory here in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena would crack open the vault to even more money.

He would be one of the hottest properties in boxing and could face IBF, IBO and WBA king Gennady Golovkin in a middleweight unification fight if he chose to stay at the weight.

Britain currently has 11 world champions. And although Khan has not been part of the exclusive club since 2012, he offered a warning to his countrymen - including IBF heavyweight title holder Anthony Joshua.

Joshua’s meteoric rise already means he will want for little financially. But with the wealth comes distractions, something that Khan knows all about from his younger days.

He said: “He (Joshua) just has to remember that it was boxing that got him this far. It’s something that I did forget about a little bit.

“When I got beaten I had to remind myself that it was boxing that got me there and it was time to focus on that again.

“It’s the same with Joshua - it’s crucial he does not forget it’s boxing that has got him this far in life. He needs to keep focused on his training and make sure he gets the right advice.

“I like him, he’s young and hungry. But it’s about making sure you keep that hunger. A lot of fighters can achieve it all but within a year it’s gone and they are forgotten. It can happen.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AliBombaye on 05-03-2016

It truly is incredible how dumb some of you are. It isn't hard to work out that the following is probably what would make up this $13m total. $6m guarantee from GBP $ from BoxNation $ from sponsorships $ broadcasters…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 05-03-2016

[QUOTE=Najuk;16666736]GB pays 13 mil to avoid GGG[/QUOTE] Genius..... It looks like Team Golovkin will pass on $13mil to avoid Canelo.

Comment by thack on 05-03-2016

I'll reserve judgment until I'm sure this is not another Amir Khan lie

Comment by Porter's Dad on 05-03-2016

[QUOTE=Eastcoast;16668798]I'm not buying this $13mill talk. Initially it was reported he had a guarantee of $6mill, [U][B]with no ppv upside[/B][/U]. I imagine this $13mill talk is stemming off UK ppv sales off BoxNation. No way UK ppv sales are doing…

Comment by FrankieBruno on 05-03-2016

Manny should have fought Khan I am hearing Pac vs Bradley lost money

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