Don King Productions has become aware that an entity known as Shine Fight Promotions recently announced their intention to present a match showcasing former three-time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga.
Don King Productions has a valid promotional contract granting the right of exclusive representation of Ricardo Mayorga and has advised Shine Fight Promotions accordingly.
Shine Fight Promotions’ conduct constitutes tortious interference with Don King Productions’ agreement with Ricardo Mayorga, and Don King Productions has requested they immediately cease and desist promoting Ricardo Mayorga at one of their events to avoid the need for legal action in this matter .
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Mayorga sued Don King in September of 2009 for failure to perform (arrange an adequate amount of fights) and for violation of the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act (citing a conflict of interest). There’s no indication that suit has been settled yet, but there’s obviously some bad blood lingering; the idea that King just became aware of Mayorga’s fight one week prior to the event is more than convenient.
Regardless of what the deal is between King and Mayorga, Shine Fights is likely to pay the cost. The promotion has been marketing this fight for nearly two months and just about to ramp things up for fight week; without the main event, they’ll be in tough to garner much interest for the PPV.
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