February 22, 2010
A professional boxer defended a suit filed by the corporate entity that promotes his fights, claiming that the entity was not entitled to a cut of his $150,000 earnings from his International Boxing Federation Super Middleweight title bout against Jeff "Left Hook" Lacy. The Rhode Island Supreme Court agreed that judgment was properly entered for the plaintiff. While the boxer claimed that he had never agreed to pay the plaintiff, the court he was "checkmated" by his failure to present competent evidence to demonstrate any genuine dispute about liability on the contract between the parties.
Oh, the defendant also lost the fight. (Mike Frisch)
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