LOS ANGELES—Call it the fallout of the century.
Others describe it as the “Dud of the Century.”
At least five class-action suits have been filed across the United States, seeking millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of those who bought tickets for the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., forked out pay-per-view fees or bet on the fight.
Mayweather earned an emphatic, unanimous 12-round decision over Pacquiao in the feverishly anticipated bout that will go down as the richest in boxing history and by critics as one of the most overhyped.
The complainants are suing Pacquiao and others for failing to disclose a shoulder injury the Filipino ring icon suffered prior to his “Fight of the Century” against Mayweather.
The lawsuit filed in the US District Court in Illinois not only names Pacquiao and promoters of Top Rank but also telecasters of HBO and Showtime, who combined to produce the pay-per-view fight program that was sold in the United States for about $100.
The suit also names Mayweather, Mayweather Promotions and cable television providers AT&T, Comcast and DirecTV, and accuses the defendants of deceptive practices in marketing and advertising the bout… see more