Mahmoud Charr Lodges Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Against Don King
Former WBA heavyweight champion Mahmoud Charr has filed a complaint against Hall of Fame promoter Don King for “tortious interference, civil conspiracy and two counts of breach of contract.”
In a petition he filed on Tuesday, the 36-year-old boxer responsible the Don King Productions (DKP) and Epic Sports — Charr’s co-promoter — and five unnamed yet-to-be-named defendants responsible for violating the contract. The case is being heard by the United States District Court in the Southern District of Florida.
The veteran heavyweight wants King to pay him $4,575,000 for breaching the contract and cover fees of his attorney as well.
The row between Char and his promotional company began when his fight against Trevor Bryan, which was scheduled for January 30 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, was cancelled.
The super-fight never took place and Charr was ultimately stripped of his title.
The experienced campaigner was bound to make at least $1,500,000 for the fight, but he never pocketed the amount. The fighter believes that Don King Productions should now recover the money as they had agreed upon with the terms of the purse bid.
The fight has been put off for nearly two years now and Charr believes that his promoter should pay for his losses.