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Contracts: Breach of Contract-Promotional Rights-Gate Revenues

Where boxing promoters challenged judgments in favor of a professional boxer in a breach-of-contract action, the district court properly found that the plaintiff was entitled to a fee as long as the defendants promoted the boxer’s title defenses pursuant to the parties’ promotional rights agreement, but the term “purse” as used in the agreement does not include a share of the gate revenues, so the court erred in finding that the gate revenues were to be included in the fee.

Judgment is affirmed in part; reversed in part.

Middendorf Sports v. Top Rank Inc. (MLW No. 74812/Case No. 19-1890 – 13 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Kelly, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, Gerrard, J. (David Marroso, Century City, California, argued for appellant) (Travis Carey Headley, San Antonio, Texas, argued for appellee).