Advertisement
Advertisement

Mares To Donaire: I'll Fight on 4/13, Send Your Counter!

By Luis Sandoval

Things have got very interesting in the last couple days in negotiations between Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank over a possible Nonito Donaire-Abner Mares fight. Golden Boy made both a verbal and written offer of 3 million dollars to Top Rank for the services of Nonito Donaire for a fight to take place no later than June 30, 2013. Rick Reeno has since posted a copy of the 13 page contract on BoxingScene: http://www.boxingscene.com/donaire-vs-mares-full-contract-details-revealed--61876

Top Rank and Donaire’s manager Cameron Dunkin have acknowledged receipt of Golden Boy’s contract but turned down the offer and will continue with a proposed April 13th fight with possible opponents WBA Super Bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and Vic Darchinyan. Donaire also cited there were details in the contract he was not on board with.

Abner Mares was on the most recent edition of BoxingScene’s official radio show - The Boxing Lab - and shared his thoughts on the situation and Top Rank not accepting the offer his promotional company sent over. Mares felt if there were issues in the contract that Donaire and his team did not agree with, they should have submitted a counter-offer and tried to negotiate to reach an agreement.

"Nonito is complaining about the details on the contract and making excuses. Okay, Nonito could've easily counter offered in writing. It got me to the point of frustration and mad too and that was the only reason I was responding on Twitter because he is making it seem like we weren't doing anything. Like we were all bluff. And we weren't” said Mares.

“My promotional [company] said 'here's 3 mil' and Nonito said 'no, that's just bluff, put it on paper'. What did we do? We put it on paper. [Then they said] 'Oh, that's not a legitimate contract'. What did we do? We put it out there, 13 pages. And now what's his excuse? 'Oh, it’s not a good contract'. Well send your counter offer and we'll make it happen. But that only lets us know he's not trying to make the fight happen. I'm not saying he's scared of me, a lot of people are saying he's not scared of me. Of course he's not, he's a fighter but let's make that fight happen for the fans”.

Another underlying problem is that Donaire has already said he would be taking time off for the birth of his first baby with his wife Rachel Donaire and would not be boxing from June to August. Golden Boy’s contract stated they had up until June 30, 2013 to make the fight happen.

Mares said that would not be an issue as not only would he be ready to go April 13th when Donaire is looking to fight, he’s fighting in April regardless if Donaire accepts the fight or not.

“I've been working out. That's why when they said they didn't want to fight in June because of his baby, and congratulations to him and his family, and I understand, [but] April 13th is there. I'm willing to fight April 13th because I'm training. I'm staying active and I'm training. If this fight doesn't happen, I'm [also] fighting in April” Mares would tell The Boxing Lab.

Mares feels he and his promoter have done everything possible in order to try to make this fight a reality. Abner is open to revisiting the fight again later this year but feels things could get done now if Donaire and Top Rank send a counter-offer and reach a middle ground.

You can listen to Abner Mares’ interview in it’s entirety by downloading The Boxing Lab podcast: http://tobtr.com/s/4203385

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @truewest007. You can also tune in to Boxingscene’s official audio show The Boxing Lab every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with host Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 01-31-2013

[QUOTE=Fetta;12978388]Your laughing at the truth. He rejected it thinking he can and has been offered what since then? He has no control.QUOTE]Very true. Don King has popularized putting fighters on the shelf for various reasons. Fighters have little control to…

Comment by Fetta on 01-31-2013

[QUOTE=ddangerous;12978406]Bradley took a lot of heat when HE rejected the Khan fight way back when. It was a gamble that HE took, but he benefited when, because of HIS decision, he landed the Pacquiao fight. This argument has reached it's…

Comment by ddangerous on 01-31-2013

[QUOTE=Fetta;12978388]Your laughing at the truth. He rejected it thinking he can and has been offered what since then? He has no control. Big money fight vs the Ghost ws there if he had control why not take it? He said…

Comment by Fetta on 01-31-2013

[QUOTE=ddangerous;12978356]:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:[/QUOTE] Your laughing at the truth. He rejected it thinking he can and has been offered what since then? He has no control. Big money fight vs the Ghost ws there if he had control why not take…

Comment by ddangerous on 01-31-2013

[QUOTE=Fetta;12977932][B]Tim rejected Arums fight[/B] he had for him and when you deny the Bobfather you dont get fights. Hence sitting on a shelf. [B]He has no control over career.[/B][/QUOTE] :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (58)
Top Headlines Frank Warren Takes Aim at Boxers Having Overgrown Beards Marquez Wants 147 For Cotto, 152/153 Rehydration Clause Campillo: Kovalev Can Beat Ward, Beterbiev a Bigger Puncher Roach: Not Scared of Atlas, Don't Give a Sh*t About His Stories! McGuigan Warns Joshua To Avoid Charles Martin, For Now Frank Warren: British Boxing Showing Strength With Title Fights Promoter: Bradley Should Not Target Pacquiao's Shoulder Deontay Wilder is on a Mission To 'Beat Povetkin, Unify All Titles' Golovkin's Coach: No Catch-Weight For Amir Khan Cano: I Have The Experience To Beat Lucas Matthysse Barrera: With a Good Strategy, Canelo Can Beat Golovkin Arum: Gilberto Ramirez is The Complete Opposite of Chavez Jr. Daniel Roman Continues To Roll Forward, Beats Robles Thurman: Brook Went 12, Do I Stop Porter? I Plan To Hurt Him! Marquez, Sulaiman Disagree on Canelo-Khan Being Mismatch Photos/Weights: Alex Saucedo vs. Clarence Booth, More Roy Jones Jr. To Fight Again - Against a 'Fan' in Odd PPV Event! Gabriel Campillo Explains Decision To Retire From Boxing Eddie Gomez Extends Pact With Golden Boy Promotions Roman Martinez-Miguel Berchelt Lands at Poliforum Zamna, 3/12 Thurman: Khan Took 'Easier' Canelo, Brook Tougher For Him McJoe Arroyo-Jerwin Ancajas Heads To The Philippines on 4/16 Povetkin's Promoter: I Think We'll Reach Wilder Deal Without Bids McWilliams Arroyo Confident He Can Shock Roman Gonzalez Froch: I Think About a Comeback Every Day, But I'm Realistic Felix Verdejo Has April Fight Set For Puerto Rico Willie Monroe Return is Pushed Back After Opponent Snafu Santa Cruz vs. Martinez: Hunter, Mendez, Marrero Added Marquez: Khan Can Win, But Canelo Can KO Him at Any Time Roman Gonzalez-McWilliams Arroyo Done For Golovkin-Wade Avtandil Khurtsidze, Giovanni Lorenzo Set For Broadway Boxing Vargas Predicts He'll Make Sadam Ali Quit; 'Not On My Level' Wlodarczyk Faces Brudov on 3/4, Shumenov in Play For April Abel Sanchez Not Viewing Andre Ward's Inactivity as Advantage Quigg Motivated By Fear of Losing as Frampton Bout Nears Khan: Mayweather, Pacquiao Would Be Easier Than Canelo! Ballisai Replaces Kevin Mitchell in Tatli EBU Title Fight on 3/18 Pungluang Sor Singyu Retains WBO Belt With Technical Nod Win Mayweather Stumped on Who Would Win Fury vs. Wilder Floyd Mayweather: Timing Was Not Right For Amir Khan Bout
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement