Pacquiao files suit against Mayweathers
Manny Pacquiao upped the ante Wednesday in his standoff with
Floyd Mayweather Jr. by filing a lawsuit alleging that Mayweather
and others defamed him by falsely accusing Pacquiao of using
The suit filed in federal court in Las Vegas further complicates
efforts to reach an agreement for a proposed March 13 fight between
the two boxers.
The suit asks for damages in excess of $75,000 and names
Mayweather, his father, Floyd Sr., and uncle Roger Mayweather as
defendants. Also named are Oscar De La Hoya and Richard Shaefer,
who operate Golden Boy Promotions and are promoting Mayweather.
The lawsuit comes as last ditch talks are still ongoing to
salvage the fight, which has been derailed by demands from
Mayweather’s camp for random blood testing of the two fighters.