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Lawyer suing Pacquiao for not disclosing injury, MMA more popular than boxing?

Keelan
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1.43K   //    08 May 2015, 17:38 IST
Did Pacquiao mislead fans and officials over injury?

- If you bet your money on Manny Pacquiao defeating Floyd Mayweather Jr. last weekend, you may be angered to learn that the Filipino went into the boxing match with an undisclosed shoulder injury that may have put him at a disadvantage.

That’s the precise angle being taken by San Diego Lawyer, Abbas Kazerounian, who claims fans were defrauded by being lead to believe he was 100 percent. If the claim is proven to be true Pacquiao may also find himself in hot water with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, who are required to know about all injuries ahead of time.

He has already had surgery.

- There’s certainly no doubt that Pacquiao vs Mayweather drew an incredible number of viewers and made each man untold millions, but beyond the “fight of the century” is the casual viewer really that interested in boxing? 

According to former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos, MMA is a more popular sport right now. "For sure, the UFC and MMA became way bigger than boxing,” he told Ariel Helwani. “Of course, the athletes in boxing make a lot of money, that's the biggest difference. For sure, we are as famous as they are. We are bigger than boxing now."

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Keelan
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Keelan is a long time wrestling fan from the UK who has been covering news and offering opinions for over a decade, on some of the biggest wrestling sites on the web.
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