Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing and Team Freedom Promotions Enjoined From Interfering With Juan Carlos Gomez's Future Bouts

22.07.04 - The following release is being issued by George Arzt Communications, Inc. on behalf of Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP: Judge K. Michael Moore, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, located in Miami, today issued an order granting the WBC #2-ranked heavyweight boxer and former WBC cruiserweight world champion, Juan Carlos Gomez, an injunction preventing his former promoters -- Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing, LLC, Team Freedom Promotions LLC, and their lawyer, Leon Margules -- from interfering in Mr. Gomez' fights as he campaigns for the heavyweight title.

Specifically, Sugar Ray Leonard and Team Freedom are "permanently enjoined from interfering with any fight in which" Mr. Gomez "participates anywhere, and from interfering with any other business or contractual relation that" Mr. Gomez "enters into."

The order was issued less than two weeks after Mr. Gomez filed a complaint in Florida Federal District Court, claiming that Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing and its co-defendants were preventing the former WBC cruiserweight champion from making a living by threatening to sue promoters who arranges fights for Gomez. The lawsuit seeks $2 million in compensatory damages, and $10 million in punitive damages against the former promoters.

Mr. Gomez' attorney, Leah M. Campbell of New York-based Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP, said, "This was a great victory for Juan Carlos Gomez. We are delighted that the Court ruled as it did. From a boxing perspective, Mr. Gomez scored a first-round knock-down in this lawsuit."

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP

Article posted on 22.07.2004

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