Heavyweight contender Christopher Lovejoy could be facing a legal battle with Hall of Fame promoter Don King, who claims to have an exclusive promotional agreement with the boxer.
A few weeks ago, King fired off a cease & desist letter to prevent a fight from taking place on Saturday night in Germany, between Lovejoy and the WBA 'champion in recess' Mahmoud 'Manuel' Charr.
According to Kin, Lovejoy filed for bankruptcy in California before departing for Germany to prevent the veteran promoter from using the promotional agreement to derail Saturday night’s fight.
King is making allegations that Charr's promoter, Errol Ceylan "is illegally promoting a fight involving a DKP exclusively promoted fighter and knowingly and willingly, tortiously interfering" with King’s agreement with Lovejoy.
“Lovejoy and the German promoter are defying the law,” said King. “We have served them and justice will prevail. We will see who will be quacking when we get to court and the legal process decides that everything is there in black and white.
“Lovejoy is out there popping off and feels that this fight is for the WBA championship. The WBA hasn’t sanctioned this illegal bout and they certainly won’t do so. Trevor Bryan is the WBA champion.”
“What fighter shows up in Germany without a trainer or cut man and is totally out of shape, weighing 306 pounds. Lovejoy lacks plain common sense. See you in court along with your German promoter. We’ll see who will be laughing last on Instagram.”