Pacquiao plans to sue Top Rank over 'non-payment' in Matthysse fight


Posted at Sep 10 2018 10:25 PM | Updated as of Sep 10 2018 11:09 PM

MANILA - Manny Pacquiao on Monday said he plans to sue Top Rank Boxing and other parties over alleged non-payment of his U.S. rights in his recent fight against Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In an Instagram post, Pacquiao said he has yet to receive his payment for the U.S. broadcast of his July 15 fight with Matthysse on ESPN.

"Congratulations and good luck to @TRboxing and @ESPN on your 7-year partnership agreement. I know both of you have been very busy finalizing the deal. However, I have not received the U.S. rights payment for my July 15 fight against Lucas Matthysse that was broadcast on ESPN plus," he wrote in his caption.


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"Therefore, I am initiating legal proceedings against Top Rank and all other parties based on the non-payment and attempt to restrict my future rights. Thank you," Pacquiao added.

Pacquiao defeated Matthysse via seventh-round knockout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15 to capture the World Boxing Association welterweight world title. 

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