**Kovalev says Canelo offer was 8 figures**

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  1. IsaL

    IsaL Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Kovalev admits he turned down an 8 figure offer to fight Canelo in Oct.

    First he take a zero guarantee for the Ward rematch, and now he turns down a payday that is at the very least 5 fold what he's made?!

    Now that's a fighter who needs to get a new management team.
     
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  2. mb1233

    mb1233 Active Member Full Member

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    How much of that would have been gobbled up by the agreements in place for this weekend's fight? Earning that much doesn't mean a great deal, if you don't keep the lion's share.
     
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  3. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman Active Member Full Member

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    Too much common sense for that Canelo ball gobbler.

    :lol:
     
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  4. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Maybe it's Canelo who needs a new management team? Being too greedy at first, and then making huge desperate offers just three weeks before the Yarde fight?
     
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  5. CST80

    CST80 The Mercurial Mephistophelean Malcontent Staff Member

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    I guess he's assuming it'll be there waiting for him after and if he beats Yarde.
     
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  6. IsaL

    IsaL Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I don't know how much, do you? Even if he kept 1/5 he would probably make more than fighting Yarde.

    What I do know is his management team has miserably dropped the ball in the past.

    The fame that would come to him if he beat Canelo would compensate for any loss imo. Its definitely risky decision, especially if you're not 100% confident.
     
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  7. IsaL

    IsaL Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Possibly, but beating Yarde is not guaranteed. Also, GBP may offer him less since he doesn't have to break any obligations for a fight in Oct.
     
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  8. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Canelo is coming back in Nov/December anyway so he can still fight Kovalev.

    Assuming the Yarde fight is not too taxing on Kovalev (and he wins it, of course) then he can take a short break, rest his body and resume training again.
     
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  9. IsaL

    IsaL Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Too greedy by paying Kovalev 6 million and then10 million or more?

    Canelo didn't start making over 10 million until AFTER he beat Cotto, and he was already a household name well before that.

    Kovalev is almost unknown
     
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  10. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Kovalev is the biggest LHW name around. He has fought Hopkins, Ward and headlined in America on numerous occasions.

    Maybe Canelo should send Beterbiev a lowball offer - given his lack of brand recognition - and then when Beterbiev chins him for a 50 count, all of Mexico will be forced to look up where Chechnya is.
     
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  11. IsaL

    IsaL Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Kovalev's guarantee against the Ward rematch was 0.

    Kovalev just admitted GBP offered him nothing less than 10 million.

    Think about that.
     
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  12. Mr Icaman

    Mr Icaman 28-0 WBC Peoples Champ + Lineal Full Member

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    Did he mention any clauses like he had to be at a certin weight? Probs didn't want to sell his sole for someone elses legacy..
     
  13. Willie Maeket

    Willie Maeket “Well done is better than well said.” Full Member

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    Big facts!
     
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  14. MorvidusStyle

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    So you're criticising Kovalev for honouring the fight he signed for and that his hometown fans were already buying tickets for. What if he cancelled the Yarde fight in Russia to fight Canelo? Oh, he's a greed driven traitor to his fanbase, picking on a light welter because he's scared of young lions!

    How about this simple explanation for his decision. He was confident of beating Yarde, wanted to fight in his hometown and get a mandatory out the way, was set to make good money with BT promotion etc., and then afterwards was confident he could also fight Canelo for an eight figure sum. If that works out, he'd have done far better for himself. He could lose to Yarde and lose the pay day, but boxing is always a risk. And the fact he's willing to risk that and not just cash grab should be respected.

    Your attacks are laughably desperate. I suspect Kovalev haunts you in your dreams, crawling out of bushes with vodka bottles and KO'ing your heroes.
     
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  15. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yes, too greedy. Because now Canelo is sitting and waiting for Kovalev without a fight for the Mexico's independence day.
     
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