Lawsuit Filed Against Manny Pacquiao Over Injury

Manny Pacquiao and his team will now be fighting a lawsuit just days after fighting Floyd Mayweather.

According to reports, the lawsuit was filed in Las Vegas federal court by two plaintiffs named Staphane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran. Both are seeking a class action suit against Pacquiao for his failure to disclose his injured shoulder before the fight.


It alleges that the two were defrauded after paying to watch the fight, and seeks class action status on behalf of anyone who bought tickets, pay-per-view or bet on the fight.

The suit comes as Nevada boxing regulators are looking into possible disciplinary action against Pacquiao for failing to disclose the injury suffered in training for the fight. Pacquiao, who would go on to lose a unanimous decision, is expected to undergo surgery this week for a rotator cuff tear.

In particular, members of the Nevada Athletic Commission want to know why Pacquiao checked “no” when filling out a state form the day before the fight that asked whether he had a shoulder injury.

Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, said the injury was suffered a month before the fight and appeared to have healed. Pacquiao claims he re-injured the shoulder in the fourth round of the Mayweather fight. 

Josh Helmuth is the editor of CraveOnline Sports.

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