LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – A lawsuit was filed against Manny Pacquiao in the US District Court in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning for the Filipino boxer’s failure to disclose his shoulder injury before his fight with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on May 2.
The potential class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of Staphane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran, both of Clark County, who are seeking as much as $5 million in damages.
The plaintiffs said they relied on misrepresentations and non-disclosures when they bought their tickets or pay per view showings and wagered on the Mayweather-Pacquiao “fight of the century.”
Also named in the lawsuit are Bob Arum of Top Rank Inc.; Michael Koncz, Pacquiao’s adviser; Todd Duboef; and other unknown defendants.
Upon learning about the lawsuit, Mayweather reached out to Pacquiao in a gesture of the proverbial olive branch. Mayweather said that he will gladly pay the $5 Million in damages sought in the lawsuit if Pacquiao is convicted. “After all, that’s just a chunk of change for me,” the American boxer told reporters.
Observers are now saying that all those ‘hugs’ by Mayweather during the May 2nd fight were done out of love for Pacquiao, like some sort of a bromance.
Pacquiao himself, during an interview with a Filipino television network about those Mayweather hugs said, ‘Mahal niya yata ako’ (I think he loves me).