Canelo Alvarez: Battling $9 Million Lawsuit ... Over Mexican Street Fight
Canelo AlvarezBattling $9 Million Lawsuit... Over Mexican Street Fight
12/9/2015 10:44 AM PT
Boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez is in the middle of a nasty lawsuit filed by another famous boxer -- who's suing Canelo for $9 MILLION over a street fight in Mexico back in 2011 ... TMZ Sports has learned.
The man behind the lawsuit is Ulises Solis -- a former IBF light flyweight champ -- who claims Alvarez beat him up during an altercation in Guadalajara.
According to the suit, Alvarez punched Solis in the face so hard -- he knocked out a tooth and fractured Solis' jaw.
As a result, Solis claims he was stripped of his IBF championship belt because he couldn't defend his title with a broken jaw.
Solis claims he was simply outsized in the fight -- with Canelo coming in a 5'9", 160 lbs and Solis at 5'3", 108 lbs.
In his suit, Solis claims he suffered more than $4 million in damages -- plus he wants another $5 mil in punitives.
We've learned trial proceedings have begun -- jury selection started on Monday -- and the trial could wrap by the end of the month.
We reached out to Canelo's camp for comment -- so far, no word back.