'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
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)
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(Newser) – 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.

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