Boxing Fans Upset Over $89.99 PPV Price For Canelo vs. Munguia

Canelo Alvarez’s fight with Jaime Munguia will cost $89.99 on Amazon Prime Video and DAZN PPV. 

Alvarez defends his Undisputed Super Middleweight Title on May 4. The fight has been criticized since Canelo avoided David Benavidez. The Mexican Monster is seen as the biggest threat to Canelo’s reign at 168. However, Benavidez has moved on, looking likely to box Oleksandr Gvozdyk for the WBC Interim Light Heavyweight Title on June 22.

Based on PBC’s recent big PPV events, fans could have expected a lower price. The Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia and Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford fight both cost $84.99 each. Davis-Garcia was for the ‘face of boxing.’ It sold over 1.2 million PPVs, with a live gate of over $20 million, making it the highest-grossing event of 2023. The Spence-Crawford fight was for the Undisputed Welterweight Championship. A Canelo-Munguia fight does not have as much at stake even if it is for undisputed since Alvarez is the heavy favorite. 

The price announcement comes after DAZN’s decision to increase its subscription price by 50 percent. US fans currently pay  $224.99 annually without the PPV cost factored in. Their UK counterparts, by comparison, pay £99.99. That will now increase to  £114.99, while the monthly fee increases from £9.99 to £14.99. That is also without the PPV cost. The price increase has left boxing fans unhappy.

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