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Pacquiao Manager Sues Mayweather Promoter for $100 M in ‘Rigging’ Lawsuit

Bob Arum, Manny Pacquiao’s manager is suing Al Haymon, Floyd Mayweather’s promoter for “rigging the boxing industry” in a $100 million lawsuit.

Arum invoked the name of Jay Z in the filing.

From TMZ:

Top Rank claims Haymon has been using unsavory tactics to monopolize the boxing industry — including illegally blocking fights, blocking venues and freezing out other promoters, including Top Rank and Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports company.

Top Rank claims Haymon — who “famously runs his empire from an old school flip phone” — is leveraging his impressive client list (which includes Mayweather, Adrian Broner, Danny Garcia and more) to monopolize the boxing industry.

For example, Top Rank claims Haymon cajoled one of his fighters — Peter Quillin — to turn down a $1.4 million payday in 2014 (the biggest payday of his career) because Jay Z had won the right to promote the fight and Haymon didn’t want to let Roc Nation get his foot into the boxing game.

Manny Pacquiao Manager Sues Floyd Mayweather Promoter for 100 M in 'Rigging' Lawsuit

This should be an interesting “fight”!

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