Part of that game plan was getting Chavez to the gym, something that proved difficult as documented in the HBO "24/7" prefight series. Roach was left waiting at the gym several times, but says Chavez eventually put in enough work to get him in shape for Martinez.
"I had to wait in the gym for him a few times, but for a world champion I will wait," Roach said.
Chavez is guaranteed $3 million for the fight, while Martinez is getting $1.4 million plus a portion of the pay-per-view. The payout reflects the popularity of Chavez, though Martinez wanted the fight so badly he said he is not troubled by being paid less money than his relatively unproven opponent.
"Chavez will get more money," he said, "but he's going to get more of a beating, too."
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