Billy Joe Saunders has proven little sympathy for his super-middleweight rival Canelo Alvarez.
It was revealed on Wednesday that the Mexican star has filed a lawsuit in opposition to his broadcaster DAZN, in addition to his promoter Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions.
Canelo put pen to paper on a $365million eleven-fight deal touted because the richest within the historical past of sport when he signed it lower than two years in the past.
The settlement known as for a $15m tune-up bout in opposition to Rocky Fielding in December 2018, adopted by ten fights for a assured $35m every.
Nevertheless, after simply two additional bouts in opposition to Daniel Jacobs and Sergey Kovalev, issues have began to come up.
It’s claimed DAZN tried to drastically minimize the assure forward of Canelo’s subsequent struggle as – amongst different points – they weren’t pleased with the extent of opposition confronted to date.
There are a selection of disputes in play with the 30-year-old finally suing for 2 issues.
First, he desires a minimal of $280m in damages.
Second, he desires the power to interrupt away from his contracts with each Golden Boy and DAZN, permitting him to develop into a free agent once more.
Again in Could, Britain’s Saunders agreed phrases to face Canelo, just for the bout to be scrapped by the coronavirus pandemic.
BJS dominated himself out of rivalry for the Mexican’s secondary deliberate date of September 12, saying he wouldn’t be prepared as he’d been unable to coach correctly throughout lockdown and was sad taking an enormous pay minimize to struggle behind closed doorways.
Nevertheless he then put himself again into the fray when he heard there was an opportunity Canelo might struggle in November or December.
Now the lawsuit has all the pieces on maintain and Saunders gave his response on social media.
He tweeted: “Go and take your head for a s***, foolish b****cks.”