Gamblers Sue Manny Pacquiao For Not Disclosing Shoulder Injury
The “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao has raised more fighting out of the ring than in. What was the biggest boxing event in recent years has now turned into a legal battle that could well have serious consequences for the Philippine Superstar.
With millions of dollars wagered in both legal and illegal bookies, many punters are furious at the failure of Pacquiao to disclose a pre-bout shoulder injury which was revealed only an hour after the fight ended.
This has resulted in in Pacquiao been sued in various U.S. courts by various people who felt they were defrauded. Lawsuits were filed in Texas, Nevada, Illinois and California, The lawsuits are seeking compensation for what they believe is a breach of the law stating that consumers cannot be defrauded. This included pay-per-view television viewers, ticket buyers and punters who gambled on the outcome of the fight.
Attorneys for Pacquiao were adamant in denying the charges and said,” The lawsuits are factually wrong and legally wrong, and we expect they will be dismissed in due course. The revelation by Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum after the bout was unexpected as fighters are required by the Nevada Athletic Commission to inform them of any injury in the pre-fight medical questionnaire. Pacquiao is expected to undergo rotator cuff surgery thus week.