Canelo Files Lawsuit vs. Golden Boy & DAZN
Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs) filed a lawsuit vs. Oscar De La Hoya, GBP & DAZN Tuesday in a Los Angeles Federal Court. Canelo is suing for, breach of contract, intentional interference with a contract, negligent interference with a contract, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty related to a 5 year, and an 11-fight deal worth $365 million Alvarez signed with DAZN in October of 2018.
Since signing the contract, Alvarez has fought three times. Scoring an early stoppage over Rocky Fielding at New York's Madison Square Garden. A unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs and a devastating knockout over Sergey Kovalev in his last fight to capture the light heavyweight title.
Since the pandemic hit, it has been all quiet since, as Alvarez has been sidelined due to these unusual and difficult circumstances. Canelo was scheduled to fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend, those plans were derailed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was rumored that Alvarez would be returning Mexican Independence Day weekend date September 12 but no fight was ever materialized.
Here is what Canelo had to say:
“I’m not scared of any opponent in the ring, and I’m not going to let failures of my broadcaster or promoters keep me out of the ring”