Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev is being sued by the woman who says he assaulted her in 2018 because, she claims, he failed to pay the full $650,000 settlement they agreed upon in exchange for her decision to drop the initial $8 million lawsuit.
According to TMZ, Jamie Frontz and Kovalev agreed to the $650,000 amount in 2018 after he and a friend allegedly assaulted her and her dog in Big Bear, California. After paying one $250,000 installment, Kovalev has allegedly refused to follow through on the final two payments.
Kovalev, 36, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in 2018 after reportedly leaving Frontz with a broken nose, a concussion, and displaced disc in her neck. He has since denied the accusations on Instagram, warning his followers ‘not to make hasty conclusions on the situation.’
Following his arrest, the former unified light heavyweight champion pleaded innocent to the charges. The case is still pending and he faces up to four years in prison if convicted.
She reportedly rejected the married Kovalev’s advances at a party before he and a friend followed her to her cabin, where she was allegedly assaulted.
Frontz filed a notice of rescission earlier this month, the Daily Mail has learned, ostensibly to void their prior settlement agreement. In July, a San Bernardino (California) judge ordered both parties to begin mediation.
Jamie Frontz (right) and Sergey Kovalev (left) agreed to the $650,000 amount in 2018 after he and a friend allegedly assaulted her and her dog in Big Bear, California . After paying one $250,000 installment, Kovalev has allegedly refused to follow through on the final two payments. She identified herself publicly in an Instagram post in which she detailed some of the alleged assault. According to her Instagram profile, Frontz is a model and influencer
Kovalev was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after reportedly leaving Frontz with a broken nose, a concussion, and displaced disc in her neck. He has since denied the accusations, warning his fans ‘not to make hasty conclusions on the situation’
‘At one point, Kovalev pinned Jamie to the couch, leaning over her with his hands on either side of her shoulders, such that she could not move away,’ read court papers obtained by TMZ.
According to the court filing, the dog attempted to intervene but Kovalev shoved and kicked it before punching Frontz in the face with a closed fist.
He and his friend then allegedly left, at which point she called the police. Kovalev was arrested later that night.
Frontz claims she was treated in the emergency room for a broken nose, a concussion, and severe back and neck injuries.
She identified herself publicly in an Instagram post in which she detailed some of the alleged assault, which took place after a local ‘Casino Night.’ According to her Instagram profile, Frontz is a model, blogger and influencer.
Kovalev’s accuser, Jamie Frontz, identified herself on Instagram and described the attack
According to Frontz, there were several witnesses to the attack on her and her dog (right)
Frontz attended a local ‘Casino Night’ in Big Bear (pictured) the night of the alleged attack
According to TMZ, Frontz’s lawsuit references the $10 million purse Kovalev received for fighting and losing Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last November.
Frontz is reportedly seeking more than the $650,000 settlement they allegedly agreed to in 2018.
Like former middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, Kovalev frequently trains in Big Bear, which hosts many boxers throughout the year.
Kovalev (34-4-1) reached the pinnacle of his career when he earned a pair of fights against American light heavyweight champion Andre Ward, but he ultimately lost a controversial decision to Ward in 2016 before falling by TKO in 2017.
During the lead-up to the rematch, Kovalev drew criticism for making tweets that included racist and homophobic slurs.
The Russian former champion is known for his power as a remarkable 29 of Kovalev’s 34 wins have come by knockout.
Kovalev reportedly has a wife, Natalya, and a young son, Aleksandr.
It is unclear exactly how much the former champion is worth, but he previously was paid over $1 million for his two fights against Ward, not to mention a pair of high-profile bouts with Eleider Alvarez.