After a second straight loss to Devin Haney, the former lightweight champion is facing lawsuits over the business side of boxing.
Manager Peter Khan and coach Javiel Centeno claim that they are owed money from George Kambosos Jr, who they allege has breached contract terms by failing to pay. The lawsuits were filed three days ago Australian boxer loses rematch with Haneyput an end to his brief reign as the undisputed champion.
Carl Berry, attorney representing both Khan and Centeno, case summary against Kambosos.
“Before Peter joined, Kambosos only fought in Australia, so he basically contacted Peter because [Kambosos] wanted to leave Australia and let Peter help him become a star and build a brand, that’s what Kambosos has become. “
“George’s career progression speaks for itself. The work that Peter has done speaks for itself. There’s a clip on it before their second fight Haney confronts the Kambosos over not paying Peter. Later, Bill Haney confronts Kambosos about the work Peter does for him after the first battle. Peter just wants to be paid what he has to be paid. Same thing with Javiel. “
“It was the same situation with Javiel, because he shorted Javiel’s money after he beat Teofimo Lopez, and then he shorted him again in George’s first match against Haney. Honestly, I’ve seen boys missing before, but this was a bit more than what I’m used to seeing.
It is reported that Kambosos owes Khan $347,700 and Centeno $280,000. The lawsuit states that the boxer severed ties with his former manager on October 3, less than two weeks before his second fight with Haney. At the time of writing, George Kambosos has not yet responded publicly.