Update On Canelo Alvarez’s Lawsuit Against DAZN, Golden Boy, & Oscar De La Hoya

Canelo Alvarez’s lawsuit isn’t a lost cause but he’ll have to act fast to amend.

Canelo is seeking $280 million in damages in his lawsuit against DAZN, Golden Boy Promotions, and Oscar De La Hoya. The boxing megastar is alleging a breach of contract. It had been reported that DAZN is unwilling to pay Canelo a $35 million guarantee due to a lack of “premium” opponents.

A court in California has dismissed the lawsuit in its current state. This is due to an error on the part of Canelo’s attorneys with how the defendants were designated. Canelo has been given until September 28 before he can no longer amend the claim.

De La Hoya reacted to the news and expressed hope that he can avoid going to court with Canelo and instead discuss getting him back inside the ring as soon as possible.

“While yesterday’s order does not end the case, we are hopeful that this error will allow us to reset, and refocus on what’s important – working together to get Canelo back in the ring against a top opponent ASAP. If not, we expect Canelo’s lawyers will now enter arbitration as is laid out in our contract.”

Before knowing that he was being sued by Canelo, De La Hoya said that his fighter had legit gripes with DAZN. De La Hoya mentioned that DAZN wasn’t living up to Canelo’s contract. De La Hoya was also of the belief that the executives at the sports streaming service owe it to the fans and Canelo to honor the deal.

Canelo’s last outing was back on November 2, 2019. He took on Sergey Kovalev for the WBO Light-Heavyweight Championship. Canelo pulled off the win via 11-round knockout. He decided to vacate the gold to move back down in weight. Canelo has a pro record of 53-1-2 with 36 knockouts to his credit.

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