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Pacquiao Facing Legal Trouble Over Shoulder Injury

Pacquiao reportedly fought Mayweather on a bum shoulder, but didn't tell fight organizers until just before the bout.
Posted at 8:21 AM, May 19, 2015

The fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. was not the best of Manny Pacquiao's decorated career. Pacquiao lost to Mayweather in 12 rounds by a unanimous decision. 

"Pacquiao faces reporters, his right arm in a sling and admits they considered postponing the fight after he injured himself in sparring three weeks before the bout," a reporter for Rappler says.  

Now, the lawsuits are flowing in with people claiming Pacquiao defrauded them by not disclosing his injury beforehand. 

Shortly after the fight, Pacquiao told reporters he had a shoulder injury and requested an anti-inflammatory shot just before the fight, but was denied since he didn't disclose the injury prior to that night. 

"Manny Pacquiao is at the doctor's office now in Los Angeles and will have surgery later this week for a 'significant tear' in his right rotator cuff. He'll be out nine months to a year," ESPN reports.

But his shoulder's health might not be his biggest concern. 

In addition to possible fines or suspensions handed down from the Nevada Athletic Commission, there could be legal trouble headed his way, too. Francisco Aguilar, chairman of the commission, told True.Ink, "It’s something we’re looking at, and an issue we’ll be discussing with the Attorney General."

The trouble over Pacquiao is this: Pacquiao's camp filled out medical cards saying nothing was wrong with his shoulder and didn't tell fight organizers until they arrived at the MGM Grand that night. (Video via Showtime)

"The gate revenue for the fight is set to hit a staggering $72 million," Bloomberg reports.  

And with it being one of the most lucrative fights in the history of boxing, it's easy to see why people might be upset over this. 

Pacquiao has since returned to the Philippines where he continues to recover from surgery on his shoulder. Recovery could take about a year and no plans for a rematch with Mayweather have been announced. 

This video includes images from Getty Images.