Saúl Álvarez vs. the Super Bowl and the Champions League Final: How many viewers watched Canelo's fight?A million people followed the Super Bowl, but the Canelo Álvarez fight was not far behind
Saúl el Canelo Álvarez managed to defeat Avni Yildirim by a forceful knockout at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami and generated a lot of criticism because of how long the fight lasted. The Turkish rival was not up to the task and the millions of spectators around the world were not happy.
Saúl Canelo Álvarez's fight attracted a large number of spectators, more than 40 million people who saw his quick knockout, but it was very far from what events such as the Champions League or the Super Bowl generated. Despite the problems that everyone knows, it had an audience that was not the largest in history.
On one hand, the game between Tampa Bay and Kansas City drew a total of 97 million viewers worldwide, the 2015 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks had 114 million viewers on TV.
On the other hand, the Champions League final attracts many more spectators, the last final between PSG and Bayern Munich managed to attract almost 14 million people just through Facebook, a total of more than 650 million people watched the grand final which ended in favor of the German team.
The NBA is far behind, spectators who saw the basketball final reach 15 to 20 million, this leaves them very far from the rest of events that are also surpassed by longer events such as the World Cup or the Olympic games.
The match between Tampa Bay and Kansas City reached a record high on platforms in the United States, beating the 2020 game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' victory over Kansas City Chiefs in the 2021 Super Bowl drew a total audience of 96.4 million viewers, according to reports.