$3M bid for Mares-Donaire clash


Golden Boy Promotions has offered Nonito Donaire Jr.’s promoter Bob Arum $3 million for the right to stage the superfight pitting unbeaten Mexican champion Abner Mares against the Filipino boxing star.

The offer was made by GBP CEO Richard Schaefer to Top Rank, which promotes Donaire’s fights. Top Rank’s big boss Arum had earlier asked his rival outfit to name its price to earn the right to run the show itself.

Schaefer told that Arum was “lowballing” Mares’ manager Frank Espinoza in their negotiations for the fight, which could generate huge pay-per-view demands owing to the pulling power of two of the world’s best super bantamweights.

“I think both fighters—Abner Mares and Nonito Donaire—deserve to make the most money in this fight,” Schaefer said. “I’m willing to put up an offer, to Bob Arum, to provide the services of Donaire. I am willing to offer them $3 million.”

GBP boss Oscar De La Hoya, in a rejoinder on Twitter, said: “Let’s see what excuse Bob Arum will come up with now. I’m sure Nonito will agree that $3 million is a lot of moolah.”

Donaire reportedly earned $1 million from his last fight against Jorge Arce. Even if he splits the cash with Top Rank, the WBO champ could earn his biggest paycheck to date.

Arum was earlier quoted by the same website as saying, “Let him (Schaefer) come to me with a sum of money. What do they want? I’m happy to pay it. Don’t you think I know that’s a fight people want to see.”

Arum had earlier said that he must run the show because Donaire is the bigger fighter.

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  • kutilku

    kung matuloy ang Donaire vs Mares tingin nyoba sure mananalo si donaire?no loss si Mares at aggressive fighter and dirty fighter..marami ng natalong champion si mares di tulad ni DOnaire c Vic Darchinyan at ang laos na si  Arce palang ang natatalo nya! natalo lang c pacquiao sinasabi nyo kaagad na mas magaling si donaire sa kanya,mga bobo kayo wala kayung alam!!! malas ni Marquez kapag pumayag sya sa pang limang laban kay manny.

    • tilapia

       pinaka.boVo ka!!! haha

    • kabada

      Piktosan kita dyan eh..ulol.

    • Myles

      ang tanga naman magcomment neto,, walang natalong champion??? nanonood ka ba tlaga ng boxing o mga kabaklaan na palabas sa tv ..

    • Marshall

      Sa susunod na laban ni Manny “Boy Tulog “Pakyaw  kahit sino ang makalaban nya tiyak na patutulugin na naman siya..Boy Tulog nga eh ,kaya dapat panindigan nya ang bagong   alyas nya..Osla na kase..
      Si Donaire na ang bagong idolo..

    • pinoyobserver

      Hangal. Bawal ang mga Mexicano dito kahit na marunong mag Tagalog.

  • pasaway008ako

    Sige nga tingnan natin kung hindi magpapa-otot si Arum? Baka naman magpapa-gahaman pa! Iyan naman ang kangyang kara e.

  • Leonardo

    Ok na yan.

  • fappal

    Malabo` to! They can’t agree because of money. We really need a miracle here.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

     “the low blow” KING

  • melbourne333

    Etong mga promoters sila pala ang mga bida. Hindi ang boksingero.
    Nanonood lang ng laban sa ringside pero mas malaki ang kita.
    Haaaay sarrrap!

    Mga manager ng mga batang artista ganoon din. May libre pang tsuuup.
    Lalo na mga bakla. Haaay sarrrap

  • melbourne333

    The show must go on! Put your money and mouth on the table. This is the fight we all want.
    The promoter who offers the highest purse should be  the one controlling the fight.

    GBP has made an offer now its up to Bob Arum to show what he’s got!

  • Peligro

    Donaire vs. Rigondeaux or Doanire vs. Mares is a lot more exciting than Gayweather vs. Guerrero. Exciting fighters should be paid more than the boring ones! 

  • wawa2172

    $3 Million dollars for Donaire fight? Masyado yatang kuripot ang GBP…mas Ok pang panooring ang laban ni Donaire kay Maywheather na boring at halatang benta ang laban.

  • WAJ

    It won’t be long, Donaire will outrank Manny Pacquiao in the boxing world…Beside, Donaire is much, much better good looking than him…

    • Ronnie

      Outrank what? As P4P? As 8 division champ? Money wise? My guess is that Donaire can go up in weight just up to Jr. lightweight. Can he become no.1 p4p? Maybe…if he can beat the no.1 or no.2 but that’s impossible right? The best scenario he can be no.1 p4p if Mayweather,Andre Ward, Martinez, Pacquiao and even Marquez are already retired! PPV? I don’t think so. He maybe good looking but he has an attitude problem that is why Filipinos here and abroad are not entirely supporting him the way they loved Manny Pacquiao.

      • Myles

        youre such a pacman asskisser. those closed minded pacmandickriders like you is what makes phil boxing does not prosper. just admit pacquiao no longer dedicates himself to boxing anymore.. and not serious about it. support new blood and…
        MOVE ON U MORONS!!

      • kutilku

        Myles bakla ka no!? haha.. kapag nanalo c donaire kay mares ok lang pagtawanan mo ako,kapag natalo si donaire hulata naman na gusto mong tsupain ang titi nya ehe..

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