Kovalev was not paid for the fight with Pulev – media


Streaming Triller broke into the boxing business in November 2020 with an exhibition bout of legendary American veterans Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. Both reported after the fight that they never saw the promised money.

It seems that financial problems are becoming a hallmark of streaming. The source reports that the project bosses forgot to close the debts to the participants of the show, which took place on May 14 – in the main event in the cruiserweight limit, the ex-light heavyweight leader Russian Sergey Kovalev (35-4-1, 29 KOs) made his debut and beat the Olympic medalist Bulgarian Tervel Pulev (16-1, 13 KOs).

Of the participants in the show, the debts were partially closed only to the ward of Lou Dibella (DiBella Entertainment) American heavyweight Jerry Forrest, who lost to former challenger from Bulgaria Kubrat Pulev. It was the co-main event of the show TrillerVerz 5. They say that the money was returned when they found out that Dibella paid off the fighter and the manager from his own pocket.

Also, as part of the show, the legendary Cypress Hill and Onyx. Delays in the payment of fees to artists are not reported.

It is known that the new boss of the project, David Tetrolt, asked the fighters and their promoters to wait until May 31 with payments. But the money never showed up. The problem is said to have been reported California State Athletic Commission (show Triller Verz 5 took place on the territory of the state) – it is possible that in the future streaming will be banned from organizing boxing evenings here.

So far, other promoters are negotiating with Trillertrying to get money. The official fees of the fighters can be viewed at link. But formally, all participants in the show should receive a little more – they are required to compensate for the amount for the training camp.

After the fight, Sergey Kovalev said: “Another intermediate fight, and then I’m ready to fight for the title.” His coach is not very pleased with the performance, but there are reasons for this: “Too much weight.”

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