Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer told BoxingScene.com that he wasn't surprised when his offer of $3 million dollars, for a super bantamweight unification between Abner Mares (25-0, 13KOs) and Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20KOs), was rejected by Top Rank.
On January 25th, Golden Boy issued a contract to Top Rank - offering $3 million dollars for the services of Donaire. Golden Boy issued the contract to Top Rank's legal counsel David Moroso, a senior attorney with the Los Angeles-based O'Melveny and Myers.
Top Rank's CEO, Bob Arum, recently told BoxingScene's Chris Robinson that Golden Boy's offer was not legitimate, and there were issues with the language of the contract and he doesn't believe there was a good faith effort from Golden Boy to make that fight.
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