Global Titans, the company who have staged Floyd Mayweather’s last two exhibition events, have responded to a fighter claiming he has been mistreated on their promotion following an intervention from Jake Paul.
Paul Bamba was due to face Tommy Fury, however there was mass confusion in the boxing world when his British opponent weighed in around 7lb more than the light heavyweight limit.
It was later revealed – much to the bemusement of boxing fans – that the fighters had two separate contracts with two different weight clauses. Despite this, Bamba sought compensation if the fight was to go ahead.
The American then claims that he was pulled from the card, ejected from his hotel, and had his flights back to the States cancelled. Global Titans have picked up on these allegations and have released a statement in their defence.
Global Titans has been monitoring the continued social media activity surrounding Paul Bamba.
Paul Bamba was presented two options following the weigh-ins on November 12th. He could receive his full fight purse and not fight Tommy Fury, or he could receive in excess of $100,000 USD and continue with the fight. Paul Bamba accepted the $100,000 USD offer to fight Tommy, but then asked for $150,000 on fight day to continue with the bout.
Because of certain actions, Global Titans terminated any working relationship with Paul Bamba. Global Titans asked Paul Bamba to instruct his lawyer to resolve the matter, but Paul has failed to do so and has demanded over $230,000 in order to consider this matter closed.
The statement from the relatively-green company, at least in terms of mainstream boxing attention, goes on to point out that no other fighter on the card has had issues with payment or purse.
Paul continues to post untrue and libellous claims about Global Titans, our staff and our investors across his social media. We refute the claims that anyone else has not been paid, or that fighters have been treated badly during our event.
The vast majority of fighters were given career-high pay days and Harley Benn, whose fight was canceled moments before the show, was still paid his full fight purse.
All fighters, staff, production, vendors and officials have been paid in full. We look forward to hearing from Paul’s legal counsel to resolve this issue. Global Titans remains committed and dedicated to investing and growing the sport of boxing.
As of writing, Bamba hasn’t publicly responded – however one gets the sense that this matter will soon be taken from the stages of social media to inside the walls of a courtroom, making a public back and forth unlikely.
The statement comes after Jake Paul demanded Global Titans pay Bamba if they wanted him to entertain a co-promotion to fight Fury next year.