Manny Pacquiao mmight be in some hot water for not disclosing shoulder injury before his fight against Floyd Mayweather. Accordning to a report from Darren Rovell of ESPN.com, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Filipino boxer.
Defendants prior to and at the time the plaintiffs and the class decided to purchase tickets; purchase pay per view showings or wagered on the event the defendants knew and had full knowledge and information that defendant Pacquiao had been seriously injured and was suffering from a torn rotator cuff,” the lawsuit reads. “Defendants further know that such injury would severely affect his performance.”
The two people filing the lawsuit may have legal recourse, as Pacquiao lied on a Nevada Athletic Commission questionnaire before the fight.
Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar said Monday that the state attorney general’s office will look at why Pacquiao checked “no” a day before the fight on a commission questionnaire asking whether he had a shoulder injury.
“We will gather all the facts and follow the circumstances,” Aguilar said. “At some point we will have some discussion. As a licensee of the commission you want to make sure fighters are giving you up-to-date information.”
If Manny Pacuqiao and his camp knowingly withheld information about his shoulder injury just to cash ou he deserves to be sued for everything he made on fight night.