QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Oct 27 2013, 11:00 PM)
LOL!!! Is Showtime gonna really have the budget to do all those fights? My guess is they will show three of them and Showtime Extreme will do the others.
PS. I know CShel, we got CJ Ross gone hopefully for good, now we'll probably get stuck with Lawrence Cole and Gale Van Hoy! There WILL be some fuck ups I am gonna say in two of the fights!
I think they will have the budget...I can easily see them splitting close to $4M between these 8 fighters.
Broner will probably rack in about $1.8M (since he got $1.5M for the Paulie fight), while Maidana gets about $500k, since he doesn't mind taking chump change for fights. That $500k might be a stretch for Maidana though, lol.
As for Ortiz and Gomez...they may be the reason that most fans show up, to be perfectly honest. Regardless of their records and outings, they can still draw an exceptional amount of fans. I'd say that Ortiz will get about $300k, while Gomez would be lucky to even get $100K.
Thurman will probably get about $200k, while JSK will probably get about $100K.
Santa Cruz (another decent draw at this time), would get something around $100k, while Seda will get something around 30 or 40k.
These guys are gonna end up taking a huge pay cut, in order for this card to happen (read: in order for GBP to get some type of return from it). I know that most of these guys on the card, have managers who squeeze the sport dry, in order for them to get paid ridiculous money (who wouldn't want a manager like that?), but something's gotta give on this card.
If anything, this card will be the introduction to many great fights and cards like this in 2014. Remember all of those Golden Boy triple and quadruple headers that were being put together from '09-'11? Hell, those same types of cards are being made, but those guys (Garcia, Guerrero, Ortiz, etc) have sprung out on their own. Not only have they sprung out on their own, but they're willing to fight on the same card, which is rare nowadays.
Will Cole and Van Hoy be involved in this card? God I hope that's just speculation. Cole has always been shaky in my book...and I remember that travesty of a card that Van Hoye had for the Lopez/Salido rematch, before Salido KO'D Lopez. Smh