Pacquiao Hits Over Undisclosed Shoulder Injury

It wasn’t over for Manny Pacquiao and his handlers after they were sued with a lawsuit asking for damages for anyone who paid to watch his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. because of failure to disclose his injured shoulder.

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The charge was filed Tuesday in Las Vegas federal court following the two plaintiffs identified as Staphane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran.

The hit alleges that the two were tricked 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.

Earlier the news broke out that Pacquiao had a shoulder injury but continued with the fight wherein he went off not as judges’ champ.

Meanwhile, the Nevada boxing regulators are looking possible disciplinary action against Pacquiao.

Pacquiao is expected to undergo surgery this week for a rotary cuff tear.

However, 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.

“Our job is to protect the health and safety of fighters and the integrity of the sport,” commission chairman Francisco Aguilar said. “We expect our fighters to be forthright.”

Meanwhile, Mayweather said in a text to ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith that he would welcome a rematch with Pacquiao.

“I will fight him in a year after his surgery,” the text read.


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