Boxer Manny Pacquiao’s failure to disclose a shoulder injury in the run-up to his 2015 match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. didn’t trigger any legal injury to viewers who paid to watch the fight.
That, in short, is what a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concluded Thursday in upholding a lower court decision tossing a batch of class action lawsuits filed against the boxers, their promotion companies, and Home Box Office Inc., the broadcaster of the match dubbed “The Fight of the Century” prior to the lopsided contest. Mayweather won the fight in a unanimous decision after it went the full 12 rounds.
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