Not everyone was happy about the result from the Pacquiao Mayweather fight. Two fans are suing Manny Pacquiao and his camp for fraud for failing to disclose that he had a shoulder injury. LinkedIn had an article that stated many have speculated that Pacquiao knew that disclosure of the injury before the fight may have led Nevada fight officials to call the match off as the wagering line would have been effected with the disclosure.
The lawsuit was filed the past Tuesday in the Federal District Court located in Las Vegas by two plaintiffs, identified only as Staphane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran. The law suit claims that Vanel and Rahbaran were defrauded of their fees paid to their pay per view stations to watch the match, which was broadcast this past Saturday. The two plaintiffs seek designation for class action status on behalf of any other fan who also purchased tickets, bought pay per view or placed wagers on the match. Fans File Suit Against Manny Pacquiao and Camp
In addition to the law suit, Nevada boxing officials are examining possible disciplinary action against Manny Pacquiao and his team for his failure to disclose the shoulder injury which the Pacquiao camp said was suffered during training for the match. Pacquiao is scheduled to undergo specialized surgery later this week to repair the rotator cuff tear. He is expected to be out of action for nine months to a year.
The Nevada Athletic Commission will question Pacquiao why he checked “no” when he filled out a Nevada State form on the eve of the fight which inquired as to whether he had any shoulder injury.