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PACQUIAO SUED IN LAS VEGAS FOR $5 MILLION, MAYWEATHER OFFERS TO PAY IF FILIPINO BOXER IS CONVICTED

Mayweather, left, and Pacquiao (Photo: Getty Images)
Mayweather, left, and Pacquiao (Photo: Getty Images)

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).

TOP TEN REASONS THE PACQUIAO-MAYWEATHER FIGHT WAS THE SCAM OF THE CENTURY

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – It’s all hype, this ‘Fight of the Century’ billing for the Pacquiao-Mayweather match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Saturday night. It’s now the morning after, and people around the world are calling it the ‘Scam of the Century.’

Here are the top 10 reasons why:

  1. There were actually three, not two fighters: Pacquiao, Mayweather and Tecate. That’s why the national anthem of Mexico was also sung.
  2. It wasn’t a boxing match.  Rather,  it was hug and run.
  3. There were no swollen faces, cuts, bruises. And no blood. That’s a first.
  4. It’s all for show. Mayweather’s $25,000 mouthguard was studded in gold and diamonds.
  5. Pacquiao’s ‘Jesus’ t-shirt was sponsored by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines.
  6. Justin Bieber looked even more like a fool next to Mayweather. So did late night show host Jimmy Kimmel marching into the ring behind Pacquiao.
  7. Paris Hilton was in the house.
  8. Pacquiao’s mom, Mommy D, was NOT in the house.
  9. Staff of The Adobo Chronicles paid $72 a piece, after taxes, for a front-row seat at Dave & Buster’s Sports Bar. We were’t even served Tecate beer, or San Miguel beer for that matter.
  10. It’s not about the money. Tell that to Pay-per-View, HBO, Showtime and MGM Grand. And oh, Pacquiao is now also called Money Pacquiao, and Mayweather, Much More Money Mayweather.

PACQUIAO’S AND MAYWEATHER’S WEIGHTS COULD JEOPARDIZE THE MAY 2ND FIGHT IN LAS VEGAS

Mayweather, left, and Pacquiao (Photo credit: philstar.com)
Mayweather, left, and Pacquiao (Photo credit: philstar.com)

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – In boxing, a weight class is a standardized weight range for boxers. The lower limit of a weight class is equal to the upper weight limit of the class below it. A boxing match is usually scheduled for a fixed weight class, and each boxer’s weight must not exceed the upper limit.

For the welterweight class, under which the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight is scheduled for May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the upper weight limit is 147 lbs. or 66.7 kilograms (the lower limit is 140 lbs which is the upper limit for the super lightweight class).

Manny Pacquiao has been training so hard and eating so healthy that his weight going into tomorrow’s fight night was down to 143 pounds. While that does not disqualify Pacquiao under the welterweight rules, there are rumors that his opponent, Floyd Mayweather may exceed the upper limit of 147 pounds.

Mayweather has been very confident he would easily defeat the Filipino boxer that he has been training very lightly while binge-eating and drinking in exclusive restaurants in Las Vegas.Sources close to the American boxer have been heard as saying that as of last private weigh-in, he had registered 159 pounds.

While Manny’s coach Freddie Roach is worried that his protégé would be at a great disadvantage if he weighed close to the lower limit under the welterweight class, Floyd’s uncle and trainer Roger Mayweather is losing sleep over the possibility that his nephew will be disqualified for being overweight.

It all boils down to the official weigh-in which is just hours away! The magic numbers to watch for are 140 to 147.

UPDATE!!!  The official weigh-in has just concluded! Mayweather weighed in a 146 lbs. and Pacquiao at 145 lbs.  Tuloy ang laban!  (The fight is on!)