Country Crossing TKO

An investor in the stalled Country Crossing casino and entertainment complex in Dothan, Ala., wants his investment back plus interest – and this man’s legal action might pack extra wallop.

Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. reportedly was to be paid $4 million plus $1 million in interest June 21 by Ronnie Gilley Entertainment and construction company Resorts Development Group II. He is now taking legal steps to collect.

The development’s future has been in limbo since it shuttered Jan. 29 because Gov. Bob Riley’s anti-gambling task force claimed the 1,700 electronic bingo machines on the premises are illegal and threatened to raid the facility.

Country Crossing spokesman Jay Walker told the Dothan Eagle it was the state’s fault Mayweather Jr. and others haven’t been paid.

“Mr. Mayweather and many other investors have been put in a bad situation because of Governor Riley’s imperialistic determination to shut down electronic bingo in Alabama,” Walker said. “There is no doubt if Country Crossing were open, everyone would be paid right now. We look forward to the next administration and to once again have the opportunity to produce revenue.”

Meanwhile, Gilley has reportedly signed over a bond anticipation note to Mayweather Jr. stating that Country Crossing is to receive $23 million in bond revenue next May and the noted boxer will be repaid from those funds, the Eagle said.