From the ring to the witness stand
Attorneys for lightweight champion Diego Corrales filed suit in the Supreme Court of New York State on Monday against Jose Luis Castillo and his promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank for the cancellation of their June 3 lightweight title fight.
The bout was canceled because Castillo weighed in five pounds over the lightweight limit.
The suit alleges that Castillo “was not training in a manner that would result in his weighing 135 pounds” the day of the weigh-in and that he “kept this fact secret.
The lawsuit is asking for the payment of Corrales’ $1.2 million purse, another $750,000 for promoter Gary Shaw Productions LLC and $10 million in punitive damages.
Top Rank lawyer Lawrence Epstein told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the allegations were “wild and baseless.”