With the hits both boxers are facing, looks like the aftermath of the fight of the century is a lot more than exciting than the fight itself.
Pacquiao is already in trouble with athletics officials for failing to disclose his injury before the fight, whilst Mayweather is being sued for $20m. In another piece of trouble for the Pacman, two fans are taking him to court in a potential class action suit.
The two fans, Staphane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran, have filed papers in US District Court in Nevada alleging consumer fraud. According to New York Daily News, they are seeking a class action on behalf of “potentially hundreds of thousands of ticket purchasers and persons who wagered on the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight…which were victimised by defendants failure to disclose and to cover up the injuries of defendant Pacquiao”
Also part of the lawsuit is Top Rank promotions, Pacquiao’s advisor Michael Koncz, Bob Arum, Todd Duboef, and others.
They are claiming that they “suffered harm as a result of defendants’ unlawful and fraudulent conduct”
Pacquaio and his camp filled a pre-fight questionnaire without acknowledging the fighter’s injury. They later asked for an injection before the fight, which was refused.
Seeing as the document is a legal one filled under oath, the boxer is facing an investigation. And now fans are claiming they were wilfully deceived and thus did not get their money’s worth from the fight.
Sometimes keeping your mouth shut and not making excuses might actually be the best course of action.
The plaintiffs are suing for over $5m.