There has been a bit of a game of cat and mouse between Sergeii Laschenko's management and SuperKombat within the past few days, with Donatas Simanaitis launching a public campaign against Eduard Irimia and SuperKombat for what they consider non-payment for the SuperKombat World GP. Yesterday we heard from Eduard Irimia and a few members of SuperKombat's press team, and their side of the story is that they've never received the proper documentation (ie: power of attorney) in an official fashion, only by email. It has also been quite a while, as the email sent from Passenier was marked as March 15th, so it seems like this whole process is taking a very long time to both parties.
Today we heard from Donatas Simanaitis about the issue. The following statement is the opinion of Donatas Simanaitis and not of LiverKick, who remains impartial in all matters unless otherwise expressed. We have chosen not to print the copies of the email exchange between Mr. Simanaitis and Irimia, which contains how much Laschenko was to be paid out of respect for the fighter in this situation. We can confirm that in the email we were sent, there is language that suggests that the winner could choose the car or the money, but it is never elaborated upon.
"Before Sergii fight we agreed that Mr.Edy Irimia for the winner of GP pays 20000eur, or Mitsubishi car. Below you will find his e-mail with his proposal.
From the beginning we informed Mr.Edy that Sergii choosed the money, intead of the car.
After Sergii become the champion, Mr.Edy organized the official press conference during which he officialy presented winners prize - the car, and because we had a deal to take the money, he promised to pay to Sergii 20000eur till the end of DEC, 2011.
As you understand, Sergii received nothing.
Meanwhile Mr.Edy Irimia stops answering to our phone calls, no answers to the e-mails.
Later, Mr.Edy starts to talk that he needs to sell the car, in order to pay the prize money to Sergii.
Because, we already understood that Mr.Irimia is not going to pay to Sergii his prize money, we agreed him to sell Mitsubishi, but now Mr. Irimia is not sending us any car's documents or the address to which we could send the power of attorney for him to sell it.
Finally we wrote him that Sergii is ready to take this car by himselve.
But, telling you the truth, we dont believe that this car is still with Edy. Its logical - if Mr. Irimia would have this car, he would send us at least scanned documents of it, or he would give us the contacts of the Mitsibishi office from which we could take it.
We are really tired of all this situation. By this letter we want to warn all managers and the fighters, that if they ever will have any business with this "promoter", they should ask advance payment.
As regarding us - we will not work with Mr. Edy Irimia no more and will not recomend him to anybody else.
By the way Sergii is not the only one fighter which did not received fight money from Mr. Edy, Pavel Zuravliov did not received his payment too.