MANILA, Philippines – Fighting congressman Manny Pacquiao is pleased that his defamation case against the camp of Floyd Mayweather Jr. has reached an end.
Pacquiao and Mayweather have agreed to settle the issue with the help of retired Judge and mediator Daniel Weinstein.
“Manny is pleased with the agreement (and now) he’ll be able to focus on his boxing career, his congressional duties, charitable activities and other pursuits,” Pacquiao’s counsel, Atty. David Marroso, told Philboxing’s Ronnie Nathanielsz.
The lawyer paid tribute to Weinstein, whom he said “was instrumental in getting the matter resolved.”
Mayweather earlier withdrew his allegations that Pacquiao was taking performance enhancing drugs. This led to the settlement of the case.
A federal judge previously ordered the American boxer to pay Pacquiao $114,000 for refusing to go under questioning about the defamation case.
Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz said they don’t know if the settlement can lead to the elusive fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao.
“I don’t know whether that makes Mayweather feel better,” said Koncz.