There’s been a lot of suing scandals and one of the richest athletes in the world has been caught in one. Well, it’s not as dramatic as some news portals are making it sound.
According to TMZ, a company based in Nigeria Zinni Media is responsible for the lawsuit. The company claims it booked Floyd to make 5 appearances in Nigeria and Ghana in June 2017 for the sum as low as $375,000!!!!
The company says it got Floyd to make a video confirming the appearances, thinking they were good to go! They even wired him $210,000 in advance. But, days before the first event, Floyd bailed and the company was left hanging.
In the suit, Zinni claims Floyd’s reps offered to reschedule for Dec. 2017 — and added more appearances to the list — but, he also raised the price to $550,000. Zinni claims they were told they could use the $210k toward the new booking price. Zinni says they ACCEPTED the new deal — but, when they asked Floyd to make a new video confirming the new dates, he bailed again … and never returned the original $210,000.
Now, Zinni is taking legal action in a federal court in California — claiming Floyd damaged their reputation and defrauded them. Zinni wants at least $2 MILLION to make things right.
The money is obviously chicken change for the pound to pound fighter … but, he does like a good fight.