Castano Still Not Paid For Win Over Michel Soro, Legal Action Looms

Following his great victory over Michel Soro on July 1st in Evian, France, in which he retained his WBA Interim Super Welterweight title broadcasted by Canal +, Argentina’s Brian Castano is steaming mad because most of his purse continues to remain remained unpaid by French promoter Sebastien Acaries’ Univent Boxing Promotion.

“The situation is being handled by my manager Sebastian Contursi as the French promoter has not paid me most of the purse as of today. They did everything in their power to try to win the fight at all costs. Then, the promoter did not pay my purse," Castano said.

"Acaries kept promising he will, but two months after the fight they have not. Luckily, Contursi has guaranteed I will be paid as he put a check of his own in an escrow account for me."

“This situation is not only shocking but unbelievable. We are in 2017 and certain people still behave like they still are in the old days when they thought they could do whatever they wanted. Mr. Acaries is still promising that he will pay Castaño. I have the messages he sent me directly after the fight but they all have been lies. They just cannot accept the fact that Castaño beat his star Soro on his own backyard fair and square,” manager Contursi explained.
“We are prepared to sue the promoter, Canal +, the government of the city of Evian, and all associates that might have been  involved in the organization of this fight,” Contursi added.
In the meantime, Castaño is training for his next defense of his title, targeted for the end of November or early December.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ray* on 01-10-2018

Wow am actually shocked, that more than 6 months down the line.

Comment by Eff Pandas on 01-10-2018

How can a cat do this & stay in business? You'd figure you could shut them down some sorta way or at least word of mouth puts them outta business. Its a shame boxing still operates like this anywhere but…

Comment by Andre_parker1 on 01-10-2018

good tough win for brian castano

Comment by nycsmooth on 09-22-2017

It will never happen but there should be some type of a stipulation where a minimum of 50% is deposited in each of the fighters bank accounts for a title fight one week prior to any title event regardless of…

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 09-22-2017

that sucks, brian beat soro fair and square and they were trying to mess with the cards right in front of everyone and now they refuse to pay? f[I]u[/I]ck them

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