A boxer who claims he suffered a serious brain injury in the ring is suing Jay-Z and Roc Nation for negligence, claiming they forced him to fight when he was not ready.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Daniel Franco claims he signed a deal to be represented by Roc Nation Sports in 2015.
In the lawsuit, Franco claims he had a fight scheduled for March 23, 2017, but says he got sick with the flu leading up to the fight. He claims he was out of the gym for three weeks and could not train properly for the fight.
Franco claims that he and his father both told Roc Nation he was sick and needed to cancel or postpone the fight. But he claims he was told he to go forward with the fight.