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FRANCO SUES JAY-Z

Californian had to retire after suffering a severe in-ring injury
LIFE-ALTERING: Franco’s world has been turned upside down

DANIEL FRANCO, a former USBA featherweight champion forced into retirement following a near-fatal brain injury, is suing Jay-Z, Live Nation and Roc Nation Sports for negligence, seeking unspecified damages. The lawsuit claims that Franco, 27, asked Roc Nation Sports, his promoter, to postpone a scheduled fight on March 23, 2017 after he had been sick with the flu for three weeks and unable to adequately train during this period. He was, however, according to the lawsuit, told by Roc Nation Sports representatives he “must go forward with the fight” and warned that he if decided to withdraw from the scheduled fight he would have difficult securing future ones.

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