Category Archives: Pacquiao Goes to Court

From the Ring to the Courtroom

From fans to experts and everyone in between, the agreement has been made for many years that boxing is dead and MMA was taking over. The fight to change all of that was supposed to be the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight held on May 2, 2015. Dubbed as the biggest fight in history, the match would put boxing back on top of the hill over the very popular sport of mixed martial arts. The fight however was a spectacular event, but not so much a fight due to a lack luster performance between the two stars, which ended in a 12 round decision for Mayweather. Images from the fight can be seen at Yahoo Sports.

Shortly after the loss to Mayweather, news surfaced that Manny Pacquiao had a torn rotator cuff, which was not disclosed before the fight as required by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Outraged at the fight not living up to the hype, fans are demanding a refund stating that the fight was a fraud. To date there have been 32 class-action law suits filed against Pacquiao for not disclosing his injury before the fight. All of the lawsuits are requesting the same thing; a jury trial and at least $5 million in damages, the threshold for federal class actions. Pacquiao and his promotions team have not commented on the lawsuits. This was a suprising and unsuspected development for the folks over at Beneful.