Another lawsuit was filed Monday by pay-per-view consumers alleging Manny Pacquiao should have disclosed that he had a shoulder injury before his May 2 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas, but this time the boxer is not named as a defendant.
The proposed class-action suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by Maximo Lopez and Andy Roxas names Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach; the boxer’s financial adviser, Michael Koncz; fight promoter Top Rank Inc.; and Top Rank executives Bob Arum and Todd Duboef.
A representative for Roach and Top Rank could not be immediately reached.
Both plaintiffs say they bought the pay-per-view, which cost consumers an average of $100, and are seeking restitution and unspecified compensatory damages.
Despite its billing as the “Fight of the Century,” Pacquiao was “damaged goods” and he threw only 429 punches in the loss to Mayweather at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, far less than the 700 he normally averages in a fight, the suit states.
Last week, Clive Hurwitz filed a similar lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, as did two people in Nevada who chose federal court to bring their case.
— City News Service