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Artur Beterbiev is Appealing Recent Legal Victory For Michel

By Luke Furman

Karim Renno, the lawyer for IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev, has confirmed to the Montreal Journal that his office filed documents to appeal the recent judgment that came down in favor of Canadian promoter Yvon Michel of GYM.

Beterbiev has attempting to invalidate his promotional agreement with Michel.

But a few weeks ago in a Canadian courtroom, a judge ruled that Beterbiev is under a valid contract to Groupe Yvon Michel until 2021.

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The boxer had asked the court in July of 2017 to invalidate the contract that bound him to the Montreal promoter. In his judgment, judge Frederic Bachand ruled in favor of GYM.

Beterbiev argued that his contract, extended in 2015 following an initial agreement signed in 2013, was no longer valid, since it contravened the rules of the Liquor, Racing and Gaming Regime, which provide for agreements of two years between fighters and promoters.

Beterbiev argued that this contract ended in March 2017.

The boxer also claimed that GYM had not respected the terms of the contract, particularly following his fight in December 2015 against Isidro Prieto, because GYM had paid the entire promised purse the following March.

According to LA Presse, Judge Bachand ruled that "GYM is not in breach of the 2015 contract", since the promoter's payment terms did not "cause any prejudice" to the latter. Nor can the promoter be held responsible for failing to deliver four bouts per year due to an agreement between the two parties in 2017 and following the fact that Beterbiev had agreed to go through a process of elimination in order to secure a light heavyweight world championship bout from the International Boxing Federation.

Besides Beterbiev, Michel also promotes two other top light heavyweights - undefeated Eleider Alvarez - who challenges WBO champion Sergey Kovalev on August 4th on HBO, and WBC world champion Adonis Stevenson, who competes on Showtime.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RL_GMA on 06-18-2018

He's letting whatever's left of his prime pass him by. If and when he ever fights a top tier opponent the conversation might be "Had he fought "________" 2-3 years prior he would've won".

Comment by BLACK KNOT on 06-18-2018

this will just waste even more of beterbiev's prime. FUK gym!

Comment by etech1 on 06-18-2018

What a total waste of a good talent. Smh

Comment by Kiowhatta on 06-18-2018

Just what boxing needs- another protracted legal battle with Beterbiev in his late prime probably bitter and not in his right mind to train and fight as we've hardly seen much of him. I can't see much in the way…

Comment by Shontae De'marc on 06-18-2018

"Ermahgherd, ertz arterr burrturrbee-eerrrv"

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