Top Rank Sues Yuriorkis Gamboa And 10 John Does

There are times where training at the Mayweather gym is not the best idea.

As reported last week, Top Rank is suing Yuriorkis Gamboa presumably for breach of contract. However, the Las Vegas Sun is reporting that there are ten other "John Does" who are also being sued. According to the report these people are individuals associated with one or more rival promotional companies that tried to poach Gamboa.

Purely based on rumors, I suspect that these unnamed people would include people at Golden Boy (Schaefer and De La Hoya) and possibly executives at Mayweather Promotions (Haymon and Ellerbe). The Golden Boy rumors are a result of a strange series of tweets by Oscar which said he would have news that would shake the foundations of boxing and then he announced that he was sober for a while. The rumors surrounding Mayweather Promotions are a result of Gamboa training at the Mayweather gym when he was supposed to be attending press conferences.

The main argument given by Top Rank, the Plaintiff, is that if Gamboa was left unpunished that this event "would do untold reputation damage to Top Rank and its relationships with other fighters, promoters and the boxing public." It seems that this claim is going to be hard to prove and monetize, but I'm not sure that Top Rank is not necessarily trying to win this case. I think Top Rank wants the case to drag on for a bit in order to financially punish Gamboa with legal fees.

With Gamboa out of the picture, Brandon Rios will take on Richard Abril on April 14th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. It seems that HBO will not televise the bout and the fight will be some sort of split site pay-per-view which will include Juan Manuel Marquez against Serhiy Fedchenko in Mexico City. For the lawyers and legal nerds, here is a link to the case information. It seems that you need a subscription to PACER to get any substantial information. Who do you guys think are the 10 John Does named in this case?

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