Manny Pacquiao has been slammed down a lawsuit after he failed to disclose his shoulder injury to the Nevada Athletic Commission prior to the fight with Floyd Mayweather this weekend.
PacMan isn’t having the best week after losing said fight, then being publicly humiliated about how overhyped it was. But now he’s been handed another batch of a bad luck after being hit with a $5 million lawsuit for failing to disclose his shoulder injury.
Stephane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran filed the lawsuit “on behalf of all persons who purchased tickets; purchased the pay per view event or who wagered money on the event.”
It names Pacquiao, his promotion company Top Rank Inc. and president Todd DuBoef, adviser Michael Koncz and promoter Bob Arum as defendants.
Pacquiao and Top Rank released a statement, but made no mention of the lawsuit:
A few hours before he was expected to step in the ring, when Manny’s doctors began the [treatment] process, the Nevada Commission stopped the treatment because it said it was unaware of Manny’s shoulder injury.
It’s just not going his way at the minute. But still, he got a pretty big payday EITHER way, so we don’t think he’s too fussed.