DAZN Files a Notice for Canelo Alvarez Lawsuit Dispute

Published 10/10/2020, 6:36 AM EDT


The ongoing tussle between boxing great Canelo Alvarez and media partner DAZN will not end anytime soon. While ‘Canelo’ had refiled his lawsuit in a state courthouse, DAZN wants the matter to return to its original shelter in the Central District of California.

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Alvarez, who accused his promoters of breaching the contract, took the matter to the Los Angeles Superior court. As per the world champion boxer, DAZN and Golden Boy had failed to offer him the promised deals. Hence, Alvarez didn’t want to stick with it. Instead, he wanted to change his promoter and demanded a reported amount of almost $280 million from DAZN and Golden Boy.

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Now, DAZN doesn’t want to proceed with the same, and they want the matter heard in the Central Court of California, before the final call.

Canelo Alvarez is still out of a fight and deal

In his multi-million deal with DAZN, Canelo was expected to bag at least 10 fights. However, they are on the verge of parting ways after just three.  DAZN’s attorneys have produced a 53-page notice. As per Boxing scene, it states, “The filing of this Notice effects the removal of this action to federal court, and requires that [LA Superior] Court proceed no further unless and until this matter is remanded.”

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While the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, had intended to develop his relationship with Canelo, it might not happen soon as both the parties desire to take the matter to court. The situation will also hamper the pugilist’s activeness in the sport.

The Mexican superstar hasn’t stepped inside the ring for almost a year. In his last appearance, he knocked out Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight title. While he was about to fight in early 2020, the ongoing contract hurdles have stopped it.

Unless the matter is resolved, it would be farfetched to expect the Mexican’s return to action. Meanwhile, there are several lucrative fights already on the line for him. Thus, Canelo might have to change his promoters or get under terms with them, if he doesn’t want to miss out on lucrative opportunities.

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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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