Las Vegas fight purses announced


LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada State Athletic Commission will be awfully busy on Saturday night handing out checks to fighters from two major cards taking place about a mile from each other –- the Sergio Martinez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Top Rank/HBO PPV card at the Thomas & Mack Center and the Golden Boy/Showtime card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena featuring Saul "Canelo" Alvarez-Josesito Lopez.

Here are the official contract purses for the televised bouts from each show, according to commission executive director Keith Kizer, plus other pertinent notes:

Thomas & Mack Center card: Chavez Jr. $3 million (plus pay-per-view upside); Martinez $1.4 million (plus pay-per-view upside); Roman Martinez $50,000; Miguel Beltran $25,000; Guillermo Rigondeaux $150,000; Robert Marroquin $50,000; Matthew Macklin $85,000; Joachim Alcine $61,000; Mike Lee $50,000; Paul Harness $2,000.

MGM Grand card: Alvarez $2 million; Lopez $212,500 (plus an undisclosed amount from adviser Al Haymon); Jhonny Gonzalez $40,000 (plus Mexican television money); Daniel Ponce De Leon $100,000; Marcos Maidana $250,000; Jesus Soto Karass $80,000; Leo Santa Cruz $85,000; Eric Morel $35,000.