IBF and IBO world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs) from Kazakhstan has filed a lawsuit against the Golden Boy Promotions promotion company, bbabo.net correspondent reports.
According to BoxingScene, Golovkin wants to recover at least $3 million from the GBP that Oscar De la Hoya's company allegedly owes him for ticket sales, sponsorship payments and other contractual obligations after the rematch with Mexican Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (57-1- 2, 39 KO) in autumn 2018. At the same time, GGG is also interested in receiving interest from the nine million dollars of the fee, which was paid to him three years late.
Golovkin's team suspects Golden Boy of using other people's funds and accuses him of not paying the guaranteed amounts agreed upon by their parties when concluding a deal for a second fight with Canelo.
It is noted that the legal battle will not affect a potential third meeting between Golovkin and Alvarez in September 2022 if both boxers win their upcoming fights. In April, GGG will face undefeated WBA super champion Ryota Murata (16-2, 13 KOs) of Japan, while Canelo will face undefeated WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) in May.
"It all looks low and mean." Golovkin responded harshly to Canelo about the "nonsense" and the third fight