Pacquiao lawyer: No legal issues in Spence fight
Lawyers of eight-division champ Manny Pacquiao brushed off speculations of a legal hindrance to his fight against Errol Spence Jr. on Aug. 21. In fact, he’s set to leave for the United States for the second phase of training next week.
As customary, Pacquiao will fly to Los Angeles in the first week of July to train at Wild Card Gym under Freddie Roach, ahead of the World Boxing Council /International Boxing Federation welterweight championship bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Dale Kinsella, who represents Pacquiao, branded the complaint of Paradigm Sports as a “frivolous effort to interfere with Manny Pacquiao’s upcoming megafight.”
In a statement, Kinsella said the case “can and will fail for numerous reasons,” and that Pacquiao will defend himself and even file his own case against Paradigm Sports.
Deals fell through
There have been reports that the lawsuit would get in the way of the bout against Spence.
Paradigm, in the past, had worked for Pacquiao to fight against mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor and former world champ Mikey Garcia. But both deals fell through.
The 42-year-old Pacquiao has started his training camp several weeks ago with longtime trainer and best friend Buboy Fernandez in General Santos City and Manila.
Oddsmakers gave Pacquiao slightly bigger chances than when betting lines opened a month ago. Now, Pacquiao is +300 and the younger Spence -400 on Fox Bet. Bovada Sportsbook even gave Pacquiao +210 and Spence -265.
That’s from opening lines of +350 for Pacquiao and -450 for Spence which means a $100 bet on the Filipino boxing legend will pay out $350, and a $450 wager on the American will win $100.
Pay-per-view sales have started and live tickets ranging from $105 to $2,505 depending on seat locations are now available. INQ
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