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A hearing set to decide on Don King Productions’ motion for injunctive relief against Shine Fight Promotions and boxer Ricardo Mayorga has been extended until Saturday at 10:00 a.m. EST, Sherdog.com has learned.

DKP is asking a Broward County, Fla., Court to prevent boxer Ricardo Mayorga’s MMA debut against former UFC lightweight contender Din Thomas at Shine Fights 3 “World Collide” Saturday night at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C.

Sports Illustrated’s Josh Gross was the first to report on the postponement, while DKP’s attorney, Alex Brito, told Sherdog.com that Judge Marc Gold will likely rule on the motion by 12:00 p.m. EST, just hours before the start of Shine Fight’s pay-per-view broadcast, of which Mayorga is slated to headline.

DKP claims Mayorga is in breach of its exclusive promotional contract with the boxer and that the MMA promotion has infringed on DKP’s business agreement with Mayorga by trying to promote him in its event. However, Shine Fights CEO Devin Price argues that DKP’s contract with the athlete pertains only to his boxing career, and not his mixed martial arts endeavors.

Brito told Sherdog.com that the hearing lasted five hours on Friday, and was delayed by the absence of Mayorga, who is named in the motion, and his legal representation. Brito said it was later decided that Shine Fights’ attorneys would also represent Mayorga in the hearing.

Opening statements from both sides, as well as a bulk of the plaintiff’s argument were heard on Friday, said Brito. DKP representative Dana Jamison was examined and cross-examined, and the plaintiffs also presented evidence relative to the case. Brito said the plaintiff will finish its argument presentation on Saturday. The court will then hear the defendant’s argument and make a ruling.

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