MANILA - It seems a rift between boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank has been patched up.
Based on the Filipino boxing superstar's social media post, he is not anymore taking legal action against his former American promoter.
"My post from the other day was a result of miscommunication between my team and Top Rank. Everything has been clarified," he wrote on Instagram posted Thursday.
In a now-removed caption on the photo-sharing app, Pacquiao earlier said he plans to sue Top Rank and other parties over alleged non-payment of his U.S. rights in his recent fight against Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The pugilist-turned-lawmaker has now changed his tune on Top Rank, who was instrumental in his global stardom.
"I would like to thank Bob (Arum) and Top Rank for helping guide my career and for the many great years of working together. We have accomplished so many amazing things together," he said.
Top Rank, chaired by Bob Arum, handled the American distribution of Pacquiao's fight against Matthysse, which aired on ESPN.
In the WBA welterweight championship bout, Pacquiao defeated Matthysse via 7th-round knockout.