LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao could face disciplinary action from Nevada boxing officials for failing to disclose a shoulder injury before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. According to TMZ Sports, he and his fight promoters are now also facing a class action lawsuit by people who claim he cost fans a lot of money by not revealing the injury.
In the suit, obtained by TMZ, two people are fighting “on behalf of all persons who purchased tickets; purchased the pay-per-view event; or who wagered money on the event.” They’re asking for $5 million in damages.
Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar said Monday that the state attorney general’s office will look at why Pacquiao checked “no” a day before the fight on a commission questionnaire asking if he had a shoulder injury.
Pacquiao could face a possible fine or suspension for not answering the question accurately on a form he filled out just before Friday’s weigh-in. He would go on to lose a unanimous decision to Mayweather in the richest fight ever.
Pacquiao’s promoter put out a statement on behalf of the fighter late Monday afternoon saying that the injury was disclosed to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which approved the use of an anti-inflammatory shot.