It was such a boring FIGHT!
Manny Pacquiao, who suffered defeat at the fists of Floyd Mayweather Jr. during the “Fight of the Century” on Saturday, has been hit with a class-action lawsuit over the rotator cuff injury that he sustained prior to the fight.
In the suit, Nevada residents Staphane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran, who say they paid to see the bout, claim that Pacquiao and fight promoter Top Rank Inc. concealed the fact that the Filipino fighter had been injured prior to the contest, and only disclosed the injury until shortly before the fight — after fans had already ordered pay-per-view, bought tickets and/or placed wagers.
The suit claims that Pacquiao checked the “No” box on a Nevada Athletic Commission [NAC] questionnaire that asked whether he had an injured shoulder, while Top Flight failed to disclose the injury to the NAC prior to the fight “as required by Nevada law.”
“[A]t the time the Plaintiffs and the Class decided to purchase ticket; purchase pay-per-view 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,” the suit reads. “Defendants further know that such injury would severely affect his performance in the Event.”
As a result of the alleged concealment, the suit says, “Plaintiffs and the class members suffered ascertainable losses consisting of the purchase price of the tickets; purchase price of pay-per-view showings and wagers that were placed.”
Pacquiao’s lawyer has not yet responded to TheWrap‘s request for comment.
Alleging fraudulent concealment, statutory consumer fraud and conspiracy to commit consumer fraud, the suit is seeking unspecified damages.