Found January 29, 2013 on MyBoxing: Yardbarker Blogger Network
PLAYERS: Abner Mares
Last week Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions announced that they had sent an offer to Top Rank to make a Donaire-Mares bout a reality. It was not just any offer either, $3 million is how much Golden Boy is willing to pay see this happen. Since that announcement, Mares and Donaire have been going at it via Twitter, though both are claiming to want the fight and denying liability for its delay. The bad blood is really an extension of a long standing rift between Golden Boy and Top Rank which has prevented their respective fighters from facing each other. Given this fractured relationship, one might think that announcing a contract offer is just a publicity stunt to make GBP out to be the good guys but Schaefer has expressly stated otherwise. He proclaimed in regards to the contract offered,”No catch weights, no bull. This is a serious offer.” He followed by saying, “There’s nothing more I can do to make this fight than to make that kind of serious offer.” However serious the of...

Nonito Donaire to be the betting favorite, but on upset-alert, against Mares or Rigondeaux

If Nonito Donaire takes on either of his two rumored opponents in April, Abner Mares or Guillermo Rigondeaux, he'll enter the ring as the betting favorite, but he'll certainly be on upset alert. Mares and Rigondeaux are the number 2 and 3 fighters in the division behind Donaire, and Mares is right behind him in the pound for pound rankings as well. Each man would present...

Abner Mares: Nonito Donaire’s team turns down offer, Arum confirms he received contract from Golden Boy

The ongoing saga between Nonito Donaire and Abner Mares, and more importantly, between their respective promoters Top Rank and Golden Boy, got more interesting on Monday night. Abner Mares released a statement on both Twitter and Facebook, saying that Donaire's team turned down the $3 million offer to make the fight. The offer, which was previously refuted as being in existence...
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