Cotto gets 7 mill for the fight and Martinez getting 1.5

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by luciano222, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. Imperial1

    Imperial1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007

    Dam right .. Hey I'll be there tomorrow to make sure everything is on the up and up.
  2. dodong

    dodong >>PACQUIAO Full Member

    Apr 14, 2007
    this doesn't look good on di bella.

    fighters looking to sign with him think 2x when they see this split.
  3. lobk

    lobk Original ESB Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    You still can't grasp that the guy who puts seat in the stand and the guy that sells the PPV gets the bigger share of the money?

    Has nothing to do with who is champ or who is the better boxer. Hell I don't care who gets what but professional boxing is business first and boxing 2nd. All I care about is the two guys getting in the ring and fighting. I never understand why boxing fan cry about who gets what. You fools ain't seeing a dime of it.
  4. Just Rik

    Just Rik Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    They sign the fights at these lopsided ends because it's not about what they're worth this fight, it's about what they're worth the next fight if they win.
  5. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Cotto brings the money...

    Anyway. Further shows how underpaid boxers are compared to other sports.
  6. Super Hans

    Super Hans The Super Oneā„¢ banned

    Apr 18, 2013

    Martinez is not a draw and that was the only way he could get Cotto in the ring, same when he fought Chavez Jr. Something Ward needs to understand.
  7. 9522

    9522 Active Member Full Member

    Mar 16, 2014
    Especially by that margin.
  8. richie leon

    richie leon Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    All these ppl getting riled up about 'right and wrong' need to grow up. This is a BUSINESS, people! And in terms of BUSINESS, titles in and of themselves mean fuk all. It's all about putting asses in seats and selling PPV's. Nothing new here.
  9. Boxmaster

    Boxmaster Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 15, 2009
    Cotto speaks english and markets himself, promotes fights to wider audiences. Martinez doesn't do any promotion, speaks only spanish, what do you expect?

    Also Martinez doesn't have leverage because he cannot afford to wait for this fight.
  10. ElJaguar

    ElJaguar Member Full Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    cotto is the bigger draw and has more options. golden boy reportedly offered him in excess of 10 mill for a fight with canelo but he turned it down to face martinez. meanwhile what options does martinez have? his team isn't interested in rematching chavez and they want no part of golovkin.
  11. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    couple of points -
    1. why cant there be "right and wrong" in business?

    2. Sergio fans will buy as many tickets as Cotto fans or very close.

    If he has been shafted on the split Sergio should demand his fair share or walk away. Rather than collapse the fight - they would pay up. Ok Sergio might not be very popular for it - but he is not in boxing much longer so what does he care?

    Sergio will win by ko.
  12. Paperagent

    Paperagent Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 17, 2014
    The pretentiousness of Cotto knows no bounds. The ******* even refers to himself in the third person.
  13. Eastcoast

    Eastcoast Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 1, 2005
    Wow, I figured Sergio was making more than that. That's basically what he gets paid for his regular fights, granted there'll be ppv upside but this probably does a little over 500k buys.

    And Cotto turned down around 10mill for Canelo, but GB probably wasn't offering him any ppv upside.
  14. ArseBandit

    ArseBandit Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Apr 22, 2012
    Just ignore that guy.

    He's an idiot.
  15. hityounot

    hityounot Active Member Full Member

    May 25, 2014
    And that was Cotto,,, not Pacman, not Mayweather..... Can you imagine how muchless he'd get if that was Pacman or Mayweather???