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    Boxing Promoter Sues Heavyweight Champion

    Boxing Promoter Sues Heavyweight Champion

    Tue Dec 6, 5:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK - Boxing promoter Don King says in a lawsuit that his desire to unify four major heavyweight boxing titles in a television tournament was spoiled by IBF champion Chris Byrd.

    In the suit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, King said Byrd owes him at least $1 million for breach of contract and not less than $3 million for interfering with King's business prospects.

    King said the 35-year-old boxer disrupted his plan to unify the titles by refusing to participate in a tournament the promoter hoped would air on HBO or Showtime.

    Four different organizations the International Boxing Federation, the World Boxing Organization, the World Boxing Council and the World Boxing Association all have heavyweight champions.

    The lawsuit accuses Byrd of refusing to participate in a bout last spring or in March 2006 against Vitali Klitschko, a Ukrainian boxer who was the WBC champion until he retired last month.

    Patrick English, a lawyer for Byrd, said the allegations were not true.

    "Never accept anything that Don King says as true," English said. "We see this as a grandstand play. That's all it is."

    In October, Byrd defeated another of King's boxers, DaVarryl Williamson. King's lawsuit is the continuation of a contract quarrel between Byrd and King. In 2004, Byrd sued King, contending that the promoter must live up to a contract that guaranteed Byrd $2.5 million for each title defense.


    Hmmm, boxing tourney.
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    and good morning to you too supporting member
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    Boxing tournies aren't k-1 style all at the same time. More like fight-wait 3 months-fight.

    **** Don King anyway. Golden boy is gonna end up kicking his crooked ass.
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