'Cheated' Fans Sue Pacquiao

Ex-girlfriend sues Mayweather for $20M
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2015 3:46 AM CDT
Updated May 6, 2015 6:31 AM CDT
'Cheated' Fans Sue Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines gets ready before the welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

The boxing part of the "richest fight in history" is over, but it looks like the lawyers are getting gloved up for a few dozen more rounds. Two fans in Nevada filed a lawsuit in federal court yesterday, claiming they were cheated by Manny Pacquiao's alleged failure to disclose a shoulder injury before the fight, reports Reuters. The fans are seeking class-action status for the $5 million lawsuit, which they say they're filing on behalf of themselves and other ticket holders, TV viewers, and gamblers, reports the BBC. A lawyer for Top Rank, the promotions firm that represented Pacquiao, tells CNBC that the suit is "completely frivolous." "Nothing was concealed, and I expect it to be dismissed in due course," he says.

Floyd Mayweather Jr., meanwhile, was hit with a $20 million lawsuit from ex-girlfriend Josie Harris yesterday, reports CNN. Harris, the mother of three of the boxer's children, accuses Mayweather of lying during a recent interview with Katie Couric, where he claimed that Harris was on drugs and he was only guilty of restraining her during a 2010 domestic violence incident. "It was not Mayweather's 'restraint' of Harris that caused her serious injuries, rather it was his beating of her," the lawsuit states. Under a plea deal, Mayweather served two months in prison for misdemeanor battery. (Read more Manny Pacquiao stories.)

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