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Chavez vs. Martinez: Purse Figures For The Undercard

By Jake Donovan

By the time Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. hits the ring on Saturday night, he can take great comfort in the fact that his career-best purse is already covered.

Chavez’ showdown with lineal middleweight king Sergio Martinez at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas approached sold-out status on Tuesday afternoon. The 19,186 tickets sold produces a live gate of more than $3 million, which means enough money to satisfy Chavez Jr’s $3 million purse and into the undercard without even worrying about pay-per-view sales.

Martinez (49-2-2, 28KO) will earn $1.4 million for the fifth defense of his middleweight championship. This week’s bout marks his first pay-per-view headliner, topping a broadcast distributed by HBO PPV.

Chavez (46-0-1, 32KO) makes the fourth defense of the alphabet title he acquired last summer. Saturday night serves as his first attempt at a genuine championship.

Guillermo Rigondeaux will earn $150,000 for his on-again, off-again co-feature showdown with Roberto Marroquin, who gets $50,000 for his first title shot.

Remaining purses, as provided by the Nevada State Athletic Commission:

Roman Martinez will make $50,000 for his 12-round alphabet title fight with Miguel Beltran Jr, whose purse information was not provided as of press time.

Matthew Macklin returns for the first time since a heartbreaking loss to Sergio Martinez earlier this year. The middleweight contender earns $85,000 for his televised preliminary bout with Joachime Alcine, who makes $61,000.

Rounding out the televised portion, wildly popular Notre Dame grad Mike Lee opens the telecast with a six-round bout against Paul Harness. Lee will make $50,000; Harness earns $2,000.

Off camera action features another offspring of a former ring great. John Jackson has been blessed with similar punching power that made his father – former two-division champ Julian Jackson – one of the most feared hitters of his time. The younger Jackson will make $8,500 for his 10 round super welterweight bout with Willie Nelson, who gets $10,000 for his opponent role.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 09-13-2012

That goes to show you that GBP pays Awhole lot more than this ridiculos crapie TR

Comment by Access_Denied on 09-12-2012

Main event better be fireworks! Because this undercard horrific!

Comment by nycsmooth on 09-12-2012

a crime what they give Lee & more deserving guys on the card get less...

Comment by jtcs1981 on 09-12-2012

Best undercard are not on paper. Best undercard fights are the one we get to see. Recently WV2 vs Arce was considered for FoY. Arce vs Rojas seem legit before the accident and everyone was calling that one off. I…

Comment by NearHypnos on 09-12-2012

Harness making less than the untelevised guys lol. Id be embarassed if I was Mike Lee fighting that dude. Definition of a can.

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