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  1. #11
    Tearful Buboy admits: I convinced Manny to fight despite injury

    May 6, 2015 3:20pm

    An emotional Buboy Fernandez admitted that he was the one who convinced Manny Pacquiao to push through with the fight against Floyd Mayweather despite his shoulder injury.

    In an exclusive interview on "News to Go" on Wednesday, Pacquiao's assistant coach and childhood friend said Freddie Roach proposed the idea of delaying the fight to allow the eight-division champion to heal.

    "Nung pagbitaw ni coach na sabi niya i-popostpone natin ang laban, one week, two weeks, na-shock ako," Fernandez said.

    "Tumingala ako sa langit sabi ko Lord, wag naman," he added. "Di talaga ako pumayag, pumagitna talaga ako."

    Fernandez said he thought about the fine that would be imposed and the reaction of Mayweather's camp, a sentiment that Roach understood and changed the trainer's mind.

    He said, however, that it was not easy for him after witnessing Pacquiao fighting hurt and with one arm.

    "Nung fourth round kasi, 'yung nakuha, biglang umatras e," Fernandez said.

    "Nakita ko nung fourth round pag upo niya sabi ko, Manny, may nangyari? Masakit, sabi niya."

    Pacquiao won the fourth round after landing a straight left to Mayweather's face, but could not follow it up apparently because of the pain in his shoulder.

    "Pumikit ako sabi ko Lord, sana huwag naman," Fernandez said. "Bawat round nagdadasal ako. Sana kahit isang round lang mawala lang 'yung sakit niya."

    The Filipino ring icon would then go on to lose the fight via unanimous decision, and could also be facing charges for failing to properly disclose his injury.

    With Pacquiao is set to undergo surgery to fix his torn rotator cuff, Fernandez could only pray for his speedy recovery.

    "Alam ko naman na malapit ka kay Lord e, hingin natin na sana biglang mawala 'yung naramdaman mo sa balikat mo." -- Marisse Panaligan/JST, GMA News

  2. #12
    ^^^ With that up there, what's the real deal with the explanation below...?

    Class action lawsuit filed against Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank in US court

    May 6, 2015 5:06am

    (Updated 10:43 a.m.)

    Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao now has legal worries in addition to his shoulder injury after his "Fight of the Century" bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    A lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in the US District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada against Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank Inc., Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz and Top Rank president Todd Duboef.

    Sports Illustrated reported the lawsuit is seeking $5 million in damages "for alleged failure to disclose an injury sustained by Pacquiao before Saturday's world unification welterweight championship bout."

    SI said the lawsuit was brought to court by Staphane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran, who are identified as residents of Clark County, Nevada and purchasers of "tickets and/or the pay per view event" for the fight last Sunday (PHL time).

    SI acknowledged that the lawsuit was first reported by KLAS-TV in Las Vegas and that the suit asserts, "All members of the Class relied upon the misrepresentations and the non-disclosures in purchasing tickets; purchasing pay per view showings; and in making wagers on the Event."

    Reuters reported that Top Rank Inc, a promotions company that represents Pacquiao and that was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    A report from Agence France-Presse quoted Pacquiao attorney Daniel Petrocelli as telling The Los Angeles Times that he expects the lawsuit to be dismissed.

    "It claims Pacquiao was injured (immediately) before the bout and that's not true -- he was injured (nearly a month) before the bout, was examined by doctors and cleared to fight," Petrocelli was reported to have said. "And he was examined by the commission right before he fought."

    Pacquiao lost the bout via unanimous decision favoring Mayweather. In a post fight press conference, Pacquiao said he injured his shoulder during training and asked for an anti-inflammation shot before the bout. The Nevada Athletic Commission denied his request.

    Reuters reported that neither Pacquiao nor his team appeared to have informed the Nevada Athletic Commission about the shoulder issue until a couple hours before the start of the fight when they asked for an anti-inflammatory injection. When Pacquiao's team filled out its pre-fight medical questionnaire on Friday, a query about any shoulder injury was marked "No" before the form was then signed by Pacquiao and his adviser.

    According to SI, "the notion of disciplinary action against Pacquiao gained steam when Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar said the Nevada attorney general's office will investigate why Pacquiao checked "no" on a questionnaire asking whether he had an injury before Friday's weigh-in."

    "The suit filed Tuesday also acknowledges Pacquiao checked "no" on the form, which was filled out by the boxer, Koncz and others," SI also reported.

    ‘Hindi ako lumaban nang may sakit’

    In a press conference on Wednesday aired on GMA's Unang Hirit, Pacquiao said he did not fight Mayweather while sick.

    "Hindi ako lumaban nang may sakit," Pacquiao said.

    "Nawala naman ang sakit ng shoulder injury ko (kaya natuloy ang laban)," he said.

    Pacquiao however confirmed Koncz was the one who checked "no" in the pre-fight checklist submitted to the Nevada Athletic Commission.

    He added his performance was not so bad. "Maganda naman ang performance ko. Hindi naman ako tumakbo sa ring eh," he said.

    He is also optimistic that his injury will not affect his career. "Hindi makasisira sa career ko itong shoulder injury, in Jesus' name," he said. — with Reuters and Agence France-Presse/ELR/KG/RSJ, GMA News

  3. #13
    ^^^ With that up there, what's the real deal with the explanation below...?

    Class action lawsuit filed against Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank in US court

    May 6, 2015 5:06am

    (Updated 10:43 a.m.)

    Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao now has legal worries in addition to his shoulder injury after his "Fight of the Century" bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    A lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in the US District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada against Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank Inc., Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz and Top Rank president Todd Duboef.

    Sports Illustrated reported the lawsuit is seeking $5 million in damages "for alleged failure to disclose an injury sustained by Pacquiao before Saturday's world unification welterweight championship bout."

    SI said the lawsuit was brought to court by Staphane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran, who are identified as residents of Clark County, Nevada and purchasers of "tickets and/or the pay per view event" for the fight last Sunday (PHL time).

    SI acknowledged that the lawsuit was first reported by KLAS-TV in Las Vegas and that the suit asserts, "All members of the Class relied upon the misrepresentations and the non-disclosures in purchasing tickets; purchasing pay per view showings; and in making wagers on the Event."

    Reuters reported that Top Rank Inc, a promotions company that represents Pacquiao and that was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    A report from Agence France-Presse quoted Pacquiao attorney Daniel Petrocelli as telling The Los Angeles Times that he expects the lawsuit to be dismissed.

    "It claims Pacquiao was injured (immediately) before the bout and that's not true -- he was injured (nearly a month) before the bout, was examined by doctors and cleared to fight," Petrocelli was reported to have said. "And he was examined by the commission right before he fought."

    Pacquiao lost the bout via unanimous decision favoring Mayweather. In a post fight press conference, Pacquiao said he injured his shoulder during training and asked for an anti-inflammation shot before the bout. The Nevada Athletic Commission denied his request.

    Reuters reported that neither Pacquiao nor his team appeared to have informed the Nevada Athletic Commission about the shoulder issue until a couple hours before the start of the fight when they asked for an anti-inflammatory injection. When Pacquiao's team filled out its pre-fight medical questionnaire on Friday, a query about any shoulder injury was marked "No" before the form was then signed by Pacquiao and his adviser.

    According to SI, "the notion of disciplinary action against Pacquiao gained steam when Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar said the Nevada attorney general's office will investigate why Pacquiao checked "no" on a questionnaire asking whether he had an injury before Friday's weigh-in."

    "The suit filed Tuesday also acknowledges Pacquiao checked "no" on the form, which was filled out by the boxer, Koncz and others," SI also reported.

    ‘Hindi ako lumaban nang may sakit’

    In a press conference on Wednesday aired on GMA's Unang Hirit, Pacquiao said he did not fight Mayweather while sick.

    "Hindi ako lumaban nang may sakit," Pacquiao said.

    "Nawala naman ang sakit ng shoulder injury ko (kaya natuloy ang laban)," he said.

    Pacquiao however confirmed Koncz was the one who checked "no" in the pre-fight checklist submitted to the Nevada Athletic Commission.

    He added his performance was not so bad. "Maganda naman ang performance ko. Hindi naman ako tumakbo sa ring eh," he said.

    He is also optimistic that his injury will not affect his career. "Hindi makasisira sa career ko itong shoulder injury, in Jesus' name," he said. — with Reuters and Agence France-Presse/ELR/KG/RSJ, GMA News

  4. #14
    At least 5 lawsuits filed against Pacquiao in US courts

    May 6, 2015 11:53pm

    Boxer Manny Pacquiao has been sued in several U.S. courts by people who said they paid to watch him fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the "Fight of Century" but felt defrauded by Pacquiao's failure to disclose a pre-bout shoulder injury.

    At least five lawsuits were filed against Pacquiao on Tuesday in federal courts in California, Illinois, Nevada and Texas. The lawsuits seek compensation under laws meant to protect consumers and ask for status as class actions on behalf of ticket buyers, pay-per-view television viewers and people who gambled on the fight.

    "The lawsuits are factually wrong and legally wrong, and we expect they will be dismissed in due course," Daniel Petrocelli, an attorney for Pacquiao and Top Rank Inc, a promotions company that represents Pacquiao and was also sued, said in a statement on Wednesday.

    One of the lawsuits also named as defendants Mayweather, Mayweather's promotions company, and several businesses involved in broadcasting and promoting the fight: Time Warner unit Home Box Office Inc, CBS Corp unit Showtime Networks Inc , AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and DirecTV .

    Spokespeople for Mayweather and the companies did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Wednesday.

    Pacquiao, a native of the Philippines, lost on a unanimous decision to Mayweather, an American, in a heavily hyped welterweight showdown in Las Vegas on Saturday that was expected to be the top grossing prize fight of all time.

    Barely one hour after the contest ended, Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, said the 36-year-old southpaw had been hampered by an 'old' injury to his right shoulder.

    Neither Pacquiao nor his team appeared to have informed the Nevada Athletic Commission about the shoulder issue until a couple of hours before the start of the fight when they asked for an anti-inflammatory injection.

    When Pacquiao's team filled out its pre-fight medical questionnaire on Friday, a query about any shoulder injury was marked "No" before the form was signed by Pacquiao and his adviser.

    According to media reports, Pacquiao was due to undergo surgery this week for a torn rotator cuff. — Reuters

  5. #15
    At least 5 lawsuits filed against Pacquiao in US courts

    May 6, 2015 11:53pm

    Boxer Manny Pacquiao has been sued in several U.S. courts by people who said they paid to watch him fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the "Fight of Century" but felt defrauded by Pacquiao's failure to disclose a pre-bout shoulder injury.

    At least five lawsuits were filed against Pacquiao on Tuesday in federal courts in California, Illinois, Nevada and Texas. The lawsuits seek compensation under laws meant to protect consumers and ask for status as class actions on behalf of ticket buyers, pay-per-view television viewers and people who gambled on the fight.

    "The lawsuits are factually wrong and legally wrong, and we expect they will be dismissed in due course," Daniel Petrocelli, an attorney for Pacquiao and Top Rank Inc, a promotions company that represents Pacquiao and was also sued, said in a statement on Wednesday.

    One of the lawsuits also named as defendants Mayweather, Mayweather's promotions company, and several businesses involved in broadcasting and promoting the fight: Time Warner unit Home Box Office Inc, CBS Corp unit Showtime Networks Inc , AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and DirecTV .

    Spokespeople for Mayweather and the companies did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Wednesday.

    Pacquiao, a native of the Philippines, lost on a unanimous decision to Mayweather, an American, in a heavily hyped welterweight showdown in Las Vegas on Saturday that was expected to be the top grossing prize fight of all time.

    Barely one hour after the contest ended, Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, said the 36-year-old southpaw had been hampered by an 'old' injury to his right shoulder.

    Neither Pacquiao nor his team appeared to have informed the Nevada Athletic Commission about the shoulder issue until a couple of hours before the start of the fight when they asked for an anti-inflammatory injection.

    When Pacquiao's team filled out its pre-fight medical questionnaire on Friday, a query about any shoulder injury was marked "No" before the form was signed by Pacquiao and his adviser.

    According to media reports, Pacquiao was due to undergo surgery this week for a torn rotator cuff. — Reuters


 
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