BREAKING: Canelo Alvarez Refiles His Lawsuit Against DAZN and Golden Boy Promotions

Published 10/01/2020, 5:33 AM EDT


The chaos between Canelo Alvarez, Golden Boy Promotions, and DAZN seems to have taken a nasty turn as the Mexican superstar has refiled his lawsuit.

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Initially, Alvarez claimed an amount of $280 million from the promoters for failing to offer him big fights. The feud took a massive shape and Alvarez was on the verge of exiting Golden Boy.

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However, it was reported that both parties are trying to come to terms as Alvarez was offered a new deal.  While things were seemingly getting back on track, Alvarez refiled his lawsuit.

Canelo Alvarez vs DAZN and Golden Boy Promotions will not end soon

ESPN’s Steve Kim turned to Twitter and broke the news to the fans. In the new lawsuit, Alvarez has charged his promoters with breach of contract, fraud, and negligent interference.

No wonder things are turning hideous every day and it is significantly affecting Canelo’s boxing career. The 30-year-old is still in his prime. However, because of his failed relationship with DAZN and Golden Boy, Canelo has missed out on boxing action throughout 2020.

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As per the contract, he was scheduled to receive at least one blockbuster matchup. Well, that didn’t happen and Alvarez is now ready to chalk up his own path. If the problem doesn’t resolve soon, we might see Alvarez with other promoters soon.

Considering the Mexican’s superstardom and PPV power, any promoter will happily take him in their yard. However, Golden Boy CEO Oscar De La Hoya might not want that to happen.

For the timing, the situation is still grave and Canelo might not appear in action anytime soon. In his last appearance in November 2019, Alvarez knocked out Sergey Kovalev for the WBO world light heavyweight title. Following the sensational win, Alvarez was expected to fight soon.

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However, the contract turmoil put a halt on the ideas. Now, Alvarez will only appear inside the ring when all the disputes are over and the Mexican gets a fresh deal.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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