04 September 2008
Frank Warren secures libel damages against publisher
Boxing promoter Frank Warren has secured libel damages against publisher Random House, it has been revealed.
The 56-year-old, whose first licensed show was held in 1980, took legal action following the publication of Ricky Hatton: The Hitman, My Story.
Warren, who promoted Hatton between 1997 and 2004, alleged that the book contained three defamatory and false allegations about him, including that he had lied about television rights payments in order to con a boxer into accepting a small fee for a fight.
Random House is now said to have agreed to pay out damages of £115,000, along with his legal costs.
The agreement came ahead of a trial, which was scheduled to take place on December 1st of this year.
Following his victory, Warren stated: "I am pleased that Random House has finally acknowledged by [its] offer of substantial damages that these serious and highly damaging allegations are wholly indefensible."
He went on to say that it took him two years to get the verdict he wanted.