Ap­peal doesn’t re­vive law­suit over May­weather-Pac­quiao fight

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

LAS VE­GAS (AP) » An ap­peals court has re­fused to re­vive a law­suit filed by fight fans and payper-view sub­scribers up­set that boxer Manny Pac­quiao wasn’t com­pletely healthy for an in­tensely watched 2015 bout with Floyd May­weather Jr.

The 9th U.S. Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals in San Fran­cisco said Thurs­day that fight fans got what they paid for, even though Pac­quiao didn’t pub­licly dis­close un­til af­ter the fight that he in­jured his right shoul­der about a month ear­lier dur­ing train­ing.

May­weather won a 12-round de­ci­sion at the MGM Grand Gar­den Arena in Las Ve­gas, amid com­plaints the matchup failed to live up to its billing.

Ca­ble TV providers said view­ers paid more than $400 mil­lion to view the fight.

The rul­ing up­held a 2017 de­ci­sion by a fed­eral judge in Los An­ge­les.

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