Las Vegas, or T-Mobile Arena on August 21, will host a great boxing match in the welterweight category. Legendary Filipino Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) and undefeated American Errol Spence Jr. (27-0-0, 21 KOs) will compete for the WBC, IBF, and The Ring welterweight belts.
However, that fight was under a certain question mark. Namely, the management house "Paradigm Sports Management" is demanding 3.3 million US dollars from the Filipino, as well as a ban on the fight against Errol Spence due to the alleged violation of the provisions of the contract.
Yet over the past week, the court has rejected a preliminary injunction by Paradigm trying to prevent the fight from taking place. ESPN's Mike Coppinger relayed details of the verdict. '' Judge Walter Schwarm handed down a framework verdict on Thursday.
The verdict is based on the fact that the evidence carries a low probability of proving the indictment. No framework verdict has been reached on the $ 3.3 million Paradigm is seeking from Manny Pacquiao. " Although the judge forbade the management house to prevent a fight between "Pacman" and Spence, the lawsuit regarding possible violations of the provisions of the contract is not over and it is still possible that the Filipino will be convicted.
By the way, when we talk about Paradigm Sports Management house, it’s about managers representing Conor McGregor (and Israel Adesanya), and we remind you that Conor claimed he should have fought the Filipino after the UFC 257 event and another fight against Dustin Poirier.
According to Mike Coppinger, the details of the lawsuit against "Pacman" also touch on that fight. '' Pacquiao signed with Paradigm Sports Management last year in hopes of arranging a match against UFC star Conor McGregor, who is also represented by Paradigm."
"A fight between Pacquiao and McGregor is planned for this summer in Dubai before Conor ended up knocked out against Poirier in January. However, Pacquiao eventually signed a contract with PBC (Premier Boxing Champions) to fight Spence at the T-Mobile Arena, '' the ESPN reporter said.
All in all, Pacquiao and Errol Spence will fight in just under two weeks, but it remains to be seen whether the Filipino will indeed be convicted of violating the terms of the contract. The fight against Conor McGregor was obviously close to being achieved, but after the Irishman's broken leg and "Pacman's" legal entanglements with Paradigm, it seems that we will never watch that fight.