Boxers set for trial date set for February 6th

January 19, 2017

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied a request by attorneys for World of Boxing, L.L.C. to continue the February 6, 2017 trial date.

For background on the case, see our post here.  Essentially, the parties are suing each other over a failed fight in Russia due to an alleged failed test by Povetkin and Wilder’s subsequent actions after he learned of the drug test.  There is also an issue of over $7 million held up in escrow due to the failed fight.

Court Order – 1.18.17 by JASONCRUZ206 on Scribd

Notably, the court order identifies a September 26, 2016 hearing in which the parties wanting an “expedited trial” and agreeing on the February 6th trial date.  The parties agreed to the sole issue of whether Alexander Povetking ingested Melodonium after it was formally banned on January 1, 2016.

World of Boxing has complained of discovery issues in which Wilder’s attorneys claimed privilege for certain emails between purported agents of Wilder and his attorney.

MMA Payout will keep you posted on the case as it heads to trial.

7 Responses to “Boxers set for trial date set for February 6th”

  1. d on January 19th, 2017 10:28 PM

    Boxing….one mess after another.

  2. TOPS E on January 19th, 2017 11:14 PM
  3. TOPS E on January 19th, 2017 11:15 PM

    What a mess…golden boy oh no hahahaha

  4. Joey Vagas on January 20th, 2017 1:11 AM

    Povetkin is not a big enough name to fail a drug test. Now who’s going to buy this fight? Some wealthy Russian billionaire in a year or two will pay Wilder to make an appearance for the people of Russia. I think by that time Wilder will be more seasoned and Povetkin will have heavy legs and it would be a good title defense for the champ.

  5. d on January 20th, 2017 10:43 AM

    Major title fights in boxing getting 400k avg viewers equals world class mess.

    Endless lawsuits equals a mess.

    Budgets being slashed everywhere in the US for boxing equals a mess.

    PBC’s failure and fallout equals a mess.

    Boxing ppv as a whole doing barely over 1.5m ppv buys in 2016 equals a mess.

  6. TOPS E on January 20th, 2017 6:33 PM
  7. d on January 21st, 2017 11:41 AM

    Next miserable failure up for boxing…..GB on ESPN. Hahahaha.

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