Golden Boy Promotion’s $300 million lawsuit against Al Haymon and the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) for allegedly violating antitrust laws and the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act was dismissed by a federal judge. The case, which began in May of 2015, ended when summary judgement was granted by the judge. The lawsuit was centered on Al Haymon attempting to monopolize boxing and violating the Muhammad Ali Act.
The Muhammad Ali Act requires that fighter managers and promoters be separate individuals in an effort to keep fighters from being taken advantage of. Al Haymon works as a manager for many fighters and the lawsuit alleges that Al Haymon is serving as the promoter and manager for fighters, using the local promoters as a way to circumvent the Ali Act. However, no fighter had said that they were pressured or coerced into selecting a certain promoter. In fact, Judge Walter cited Haymon’s willingness to work with many promoters as a reason for the case’s dismissal.