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    Donaire-Mares fight contract released to media

    Golden Boy Promotions has released to the media a copy of the contract for the unification fight between WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. and WBC super bantamweight titlist Abner Mares.

    Golden Boy said the contract, which they earlier sent to rival company Top Rank, stipulated among others, Top Rank receiving $3 million from Golden Boy that the company can use in compensating Donaire, along with allocations for airfare tickets and accommodation for Donaire’s team.
    The document further stated that the event will be presented as Golden Boy Promotions, in association with Top Rank and the name of sponsors or the owner of the site of the event.
    Meanwhile, Donaire claimed that he and his camp have not seen a copy of the contract.
    For his part, Top Rank chief Bob Arum dismissed the contract as a mere proposal. Arum said it is impossible to stage the fight in June as proposed by Golden Boy since they have a commitment to HBO to fight on April 30. He added that another factor is that Donaire and his wife are expecting a child in June.
    The Top Rank head said he is also eyeing Guillermo Rigondeaux and Vic Darchinyan as possible opponents for Donaire. Rigondeaux, an undefeated Cuban, holds the WBA version of the super bantamweight title.


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