Manny Pacquiao Faces Lawsuit Over Shoulder Injury

Manny Pacquiao Faces Lawsuit Over Shoulder Injury
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A 2nd class action suit has been filed against Manny Pacquiao.


The lawsuit seeks more than $5 million from the Filipino fighter for the act of concealing a shoulder injury before fighting Floyd Mayweather.

The lawsuit says, “Defendants prior to and at the time the plaintiffs and the class decided to purchase tickets; purchase pay per view showings or wagered on the event the defendants knew and had full knowledge and information that defendant Pacquiao had been seriously injured and was suffering from a torn rotator cuff.”

“Defendants further know that such injury would severely affect his performance.”

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The plaintiffs, Stephane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran, are arguing that the match, dubbed as “The Fight of the Century,” was anything but, thereby violating the Nevada Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Daniel Petrocelli, an attorney representing Top Rank, said, as quoted by ESPN, “The allegations in this lawsuit are demonstrably false. There are documents that explicitly show the medications that Manny was using to treat his shoulder and it was fully disclosed with USADA, which we contracted for this fight.”

As previously reported by Morning News USA, Pacquiao is set to rest for an indefinite period of time after undergoing a surgery for his torn rotator cuff.