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Chavez Jr: Golovkin Purse Was Not What I Expected

By Salvador Rodriguez

Former champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. says he was offered a much lower purse then expected for a potential fight with WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who would move up to 168-pounds to take the fight. The match was targeted for July 19th at the Forum in Los Angeles but now appears to be a dead issue with both fighters heading in different directions.

Chavez was willing to take the fight, but only as long as Top Rank provided no promotional contract extension in the agreement. Chavez believes his contract expires by the end of the year and Top Rank claims to have him until October 2015.

"It was not what I expected. It's not what you'd expect for fighting Golovkin. What I want is just for them to give me what [I'm worth]. I sold 600 thousand homes against [Sergio] Martinez [on pay-per-view] and surely this fight could sell something similar. I want to be paid fairly. I am not asking for anything excessive, just enough," said Chavez.

According to Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, he sees no reason to meet Chavez's high monetary demands if the Mexican star intends to become a free agent following the match.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Det. Conan on 05-10-2014

eah, its what you called "Negotiation". Besides, Arum is a businessman. A very good businessman, otherwise TR wouldn't be TR today if not because of him.

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 05-10-2014

[QUOTE=iniduoh;14534185]What Chavez did was the smart thing to do. Let that slave contract he has with Arum run out, then kick Arums old dust scumbag ass to the curb. Get with Haymond and start making some real money.[/QUOTE] So Jr…

Comment by B-LITUS on 05-10-2014

As much as I hate Arum, its hard to defend Chavez in this situation. Sounds like he was being offer a more than fair deal.

Comment by Weebler I on 05-10-2014

Do people think Chavez is going to make more money with GBP/Haymon? Bear in mind, he's contracted to TR until October 2015. I don't think he really wanted the Golovkin fight, or at least his team didn't.

Comment by Mitchell Kane on 05-10-2014

[QUOTE=MC Hammer;14534027]He proved it with Sergio. He doesn't need to make a Pacman mistake and waste all of his earning potential with Arum[/QUOTE] You can't say he proved it based on one fight...and Junior's done a lot of damage to…

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