Promoter Don King has revealed where Daniel Dubois can find the money he earned for his victory over heavyweight rival Trevor Bryan.
King responded to UK reports that Dubois had never been paid one cent from the June clash for the WBA secondary title.
Don King – Daniel Dubois purse
Sending the information to World Boxing News, King and his team revealed all about the situation and blamed Frank Warren for the hold-up.
“Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story,” said King’s team.
“That’s certainly the case for WBA Heavyweight Champion Daniel Dubois after winning the title on the Don King promoted show on June 11, 2022, in Miami.
“Dubois and his promoter Frank Warren need to get together and renew acquaintances.
“Promoter King has requested banking and wire information from Warren for two months with no reply.
Where is the money?
“So King’s lawyer, Tony Gonzalez, put the funds in escrow. He’s waiting for Warren to respond.
“King has already paid DuBois’ foreign taxes to the IRS of $420,660.12.”
King himself added: “I have talked with DuBois and his father about the matter. I told them the money was in escrow.
“The money is waiting for the wiring instructions for DuBois’ promoter Frank Warren. Did Frank lose my number? He knows where to reach me.”
The Hall of Famer continued: “I love Frank Warren. His word, honor, and integrity have been above and beyond my contract or agreement.
“His word has been his bond. Impeccable! I am deeply hurt and terribly disappointed in what is happening now.
“I’ve never not paid a fighter. This is certainly not the case here.”
King’s lawyer Gonzalez stated: “DKP has made all requisite payments towards Mr. Dubois’ purse.
“Pursuant to Florida State Athletic Commission Director Patrick Cunningham’s instructions, proof of payment in the form of the payment for the 30% IRS backup withholding was provided.
Set off payment
“Also, with $475,000 set off towards Mr. Dubois’ purse at the instruction of Mr. Dubois’ promoter, Queensbury.
“Additionally, and at the instruction of Mr. Cunningham, an escrow deposit was made. The amount of $134,000.00 represents a final balance due Mr. Dubois after applying to set off $319,000 for outstanding monies owed DKP by Mr. Warren.
“Also, all sanction fees owed by Mr. Dubois were paid in full to the WBA.”