Carl Frampton and Cyclone Promotions are set to embark on what could become a messy affair in the courtroom.
Details are emerging of the counter-claim by the former world champion to original legal action pursued by his former promoters.
The High Court in Northern Ireland are to oversee action taken against Cyclone, whilst a preliminary hearing on the case has been adjourned.
Frampton and ex-handler Barry McGuigan had seemingly enjoyed a close relationship until ‘The Jackal’ decided to move on to pastures new in the summer.
A few months later and Cyclone signalled their intention to begin proceedings against Frampton after he signed a contract with MTK Global and Frank Warren.
Several allegations then came back from Frampton in response, and the court will now decide whether a trial will oversee the outcome.
In his claim against Cyclone, Frampton is pursuing damages for bouts staged in United States, Northern Ireland and England – all happening over the last few years.
A further hearing is expected to be scheduled as early as this month, which is not ideal for Frampton as he continues preparations for a return to his homeland in the spring.
Multi-weight world title holder Nonito Donaire is heading to Belfast for the event on April 21, a fight which Frampton must win in order to seal a lucrative stadium show in the summer.
Whilst together, Frampton and McGuigan enjoyed huge success as a partnership, winning three world championships at two different weights after parting company with Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn.