Eddie Hall vs Thor Fight Lawsuit: Core Sports Wins $2.5 Million Case Against SEGI.TV

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The Eddie Hall vs Thor Bjornsson lawsuit features two major companies, Core Sports and SEGI, going to legal war over $2.5 million. Apparently Core Sports has not been paid by SEGI for putting on the event that took place in March 2022 in Dubai.

Well this is quite the turn of events. It appears that the boxing match between World’s Strongest Man champions Eddie Hall and Thor Bjornsson has produced another battle. According to reports Core Sports, responsible for putting on the boxing event, is suing Sycamore Entertainment Group Inc. (SEGI) for failure to receive $2.5 million. SEGI, the company responsible for streaming the boxing event, was due to pay $2.5 million for a license fee to Core Sports. That clearly did not happen as Core Sports has hit SEGI with a massive litigation case.

Chief Executive Officer of SEGI Edward A. Sylvan claimed to have wired $1.5 million to Core Sports back in April 2022. Sylvan said that the rest would be paid in full. However, it appears that wire transfer was actually fabricated. Core Sports executives have since sought legal action.

And from the sounds of it, this first case is just the beginning.

Just The Beginning

Core Sports’ Chief Executive Officer Don Idrees addressed the issue in a statement:

“CORE SPORTS DELIVERED FULLY ON ITS OBLIGATIONS TO SEGI, AS DID ALL OF THE HARD-WORKING VENDORS INVOLVED IN THE FIGHT, EXCEPT FOR SEGI ITSELF.  WHILE WE ARE HAPPY THAT THE COURT HAS ENTERED JUDGMENT AGAINST SEGI, THIS PARTICULAR FIGHT HAS ONLY JUST STARTED.  WE ARE NOW INVESTIGATING CLAIM AGAINST SEGI’S OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS, AS WELL AS INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES THAT WE BELIEVE HELP SEGI TO SHIELD ITS ASSETS.”

“Unfit to Run a Lemonade Stand”

Core Sports’ litigation attorney Steven A. Heath went for the jugular in a statement regard SEGI and it’s CEO Sylvan.

“THE COURT’S ENTRY OF JUDGMENT ON CLAIMS INCLUDING FRAUD AND BREACH OF CONTRACT CONFIRMS WHAT EVERYONE IN THE INDUSTRY ALREADY SUSPECTED – EDWARD SYLVAN IS UNFIT TO RUN A LEMONADE STAND, LET ALONE A PUBLICLY-TRADED COMPANY.  AFTER FILING THIS LAWSUIT ON JUNE 2, 2022, WE QUICKLY OBTAINED BANK RECORDS INDICATING THAT SEGI USES A SEPARATE COMPANY, SILAU LLC, TO RECEIVE AND DISBURSE ITS CASH.  WE ARE REVIEWING CLOSELY THIS ARRANGEMENT, WITH A VIEW TO BRINGING FURTHER LITIGATION AGAINST SEGI’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND ADVISORS, AS WELL AS SILAU, LLC ITSELF.”

What does this mean for Eddie Hall and Thor Bjornsson themselves? Not much really. They went out and did their jobs after all. The unfortunate part is that this legal case leaves a bit of black eye on the event itself. Many people that helped to make the event what it was didn’t get paid. It’s a truly an unfortunate turn of events in that regard.

What do you think about this massive legal case?

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