Why are fans suing Manny Pacquiao?
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Fans are not happy with Manny Pacquiao.
In fact, he is even getting sued by a pair of Las Vegas residents in a class action lawsuit. ABC News reports Pacquaio, his manager and promoters are being sued for $5 million, based on the thinking that the team fraudulently concealing a shoulder injury before Pacquaio’s fight against Floyd Mayweather.
The suit alleges that Pacquiao and his manager Michael Koncz, his promotional company Top Rank, its chairman Bob Arum and its president Todd duBoef, admitted that they knew of his shoulder injury after the fight, but failed to disclose it to the Nevada Athletic Commission as required by law. They also kept it a secret from fans who bought tickets to the fight, purchased the fight on pay-per-view and bet on the fight.
The defendants say they purchased tickets, pay per view showings and wagered on the event, without knowing Pacquiao was already injured and would lose the match.
Top Rank’s attorney Daniel Petrocelli refutes these claims and says the injury was fully disclosed, including medications used to treat the shoulder. He says Pacquiao was examined by doctors and cleared for the fight, but he re-injured his shoulder during the bout.
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