Boxing: Saul Canelo Alvarez sues Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN

Mexican Boxer

Saul Canelo Alvarez sues Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN

  • The Mexican fighter has launched a lawsuit against his promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, and broadcaster DAZN
  • Canelo has sued the two franchises after being unable to agree to terms for his next fight
  • The 30-year old last fought in November 2019 against Sergey Kovalev and has not been able to land a fight since
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Saul Canelo Alvarez sues Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN.

Canelo has issued a lawsuit against his promoter Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions and streaming broadcast partner, DAZN.

The 30-year old is understood to be suing the two franchises for an alleged breach of contract, as well as other transgressions, and is reportedly seeking damages of at least $280m.

The Mexican star has been inactive since a WBO light-heavyweight title win over Sergey Kovalev last November, despite being linked with a variety of opponents, including British duo Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders.

Canelo had been expected to return on his traditional fight date of Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican holiday weekend in May, but a fight failed to materialize.

In a statement, Alvarez said:

I’m the pound-for-pound No 1 in the world. 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.

I filed the lawsuit so I can get back to boxing and give my fans the show they deserve.