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Andre Ward's Promoter

I Didn't Steal a Dime

But I'll Take $10 MILLION for His Lies

8/14/2014 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Super middleweight champ Andre Ward just took a $10 million shot to the chin from his promoter ... who says Ward destroyed his good name by accusing him of stealing.

Dan Goossen just filed a defamation lawsuit against his prize fighter in L.A. Superior Court in response to the Ward's suit last week. Ward, the #2 pound-for-pound boxer (behind Mayweather), sued Goosen ... claiming he never handed over details on how much money Ward's fights earned during a 9-year period.

Something called the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act ... requires promoters to fork over financials in a timely manner. 

Goossen says Ward's suit is a smear campaign, intended to "assassinate" his good standing in the boxing community. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Goossen says the whole Ali Act allegation is a lie.

Goossen says his rep has been damaged to the tune of $10 million ... plus interest, of course.

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3 COMMENTS

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iBetty    

lol... Dog eat Dog...

68 days ago
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UNLEVINED HARVEY    

should have been called the don king rips em off left and right reform act

68 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

He probably stole the money. Most promoters are crooks.

66 days ago

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