May 5, 2015 10:46 PM
A lawsuit seeks damages for Manny Pacquiao not disclosing a shoulder injury before the fight
The chaotic aftermath of the richest fight in boxing history is producing more drama than the fight itself.
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May 5, 2015 10:52 PM
I can see the fine but not the lawsuit. Is it fraud though?
ha ha ha ha.... suckers who paid $100 bucks to see an event where two adults try to blow each other's faces off but end up hugging as departing lovers. Boxing is and always will be a scam. In the age of UCF, another barbaric event, boxing is like going to the ballet.
Why fight for money when you can sue for it?
Freddie Roach said they were thinking of postponing the fight, but that the shoulder was getting better every day. So, they went ahead. Economic incentives drive behavior. What if the only way to get paid was if you won? Fight postponed!
May 5, 2015 10:50 PM
Tough strong guys train hard, punch each other, get hurt, and compete thru pain. No surprise for a fighting sport, football, or ... Might Tiger Woods -v- VJ Singh would require a different marketing approach?Disappointment is one thing, but who's going to pay to watch to safe and careful wimps beat each other ?
Losers are often very good as proving why they are losers.
Live by the sports hype, die by the sports hype.
It was a 38 year-old fighting a 36 year-old, what did you expect?
Torn rotator cuffs can be a serious injury. It should have been disclosed of course, but probably doesn't rise to the level of a lawsuit. The fact that he sought anti-inflammatory medication shows it was serious.
May 5, 2015 10:49 PM
Common knowledge of this and a no postponement of the fight would have resulted in different betting odds, at the very least.
Pathetic.Just another example of the entitlement mentality that has gripped the nation.And pile on it a class action lawsuit with lawyers going wild.
May 5, 2015 10:48 PM
I will always remember these allegedly great fighters more for the dance they gave last Saturday evening. Was this a plug for the new, 'dancing with the fighters' TV series out this fall on Hulu?
BS: Fighters, football players and other professional athletes perform with some degree of injury all the time. I admire him for "playing hurt"If he would have cancelled, some of the same goofballs would have sued him because he ruined their fight party. Get over it.
So I guess all those boxing and sports movies where the protagonist perseveres despite injury have to be redone? Now the noble thing is flop to the ground and seek a postponement?What have we become? A nation of soccer players?
May 5, 2015 10:47 PM
How many people would have bet on a horse in the Kentucky Derby if the morning line said he was walking with a little limp.Not sure of the author, but, "Don't bet on sports where the participants can talk."
If this turns out to be true then he should be fined and have his boxing license revoked.... What a fraud Pacpuaino and his team are....
May 5, 2015 10:46 PM
We can add a new belt to the alphabet soup: WWE! Boxing has become the new professional wrestling. These clowns defend their title every five years!! The real sport is in MMA, where a guy wins a belt, and defends it next month!