By Karl Freitag
Promoters Tuto Zabala Jr. and Rafael Mendoza have enlisted noted boxing attorney Tony Gonzalez to enforce their exclusive promotional agreement with unbeaten welterweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, whom they signed on September 18, 2008. On January 22, 2010, Alvarez subsequently signed a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions in Guadalajara, Mexico. Alvarez is slated to make his Golden Boy debut on the May 1 Mayweather-Mosley PPV against Jose Miguel Cotto.
Zabala and Mendoza have thus far been unsuccessful in working out a co-promotional arrangement with Golden Boy, and now are looking to exercise and exhaust any and all legal remedies available to them. Gonzalez has already requested that Golden Boy cease and desist from any conduct which violates his clients’ promotional rights and informed GBP that any promotional pact they have with Alvarez constitutes tortious interference which will be met with aggressive legal action if it continues. Stay tuned.