Jaron Ennis has issued a lawsuit against NOW Boxing, citing a breach of contract.
The IBF Welterweight Champion made the filing on February 7 at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The boxer wants his contract made void and damages over $1 million. The lawsuit centers on Ennis’ inactivity from an agreement he signed with NOW Boxing in 2019.
The four-year contract stated Ennis would fight four times in each of the first two years, three times in year three, and the same in year four. Instead, Ennis fought ten times in over five years since signing the agreement. Ennis’ team wants a jury trial, claiming his livelihood has been damaged, as the boxer waits to find an opponent. Boots has not fought since stopping Roiman Villa last July. But since he is the IBF Welterweight Champion, he must secure the biggest bouts.
“By reason of the foregoing, a justiciable controversy exists between adverse parties, which involves a substantial legal right of Plaintiff-to wit the right to engage in his chosen livelihood and earn a living; and Plaintiff therefore seeks a Declaratory Judgment that the Agreement is void ab initio. Plaintiff seeks an order and judgment in favor of Plaintiff and against Defendant declaring that the Agreement is void,” Ennis’ team