Pacquiao could face criminal charges for not discussing the full details of an injury he suffered prior to the match-of-the-century with Mayweather

Man, things have got to be tough for Manny Pacquiao. After losing to Floyd Mayweather in the boxing/sports matchup of the “century,” Pacquiao could face criminal charges due to his nondisclosure of injuries he suffered prior to the match that could have impacted its outcome. Even Pacquiao stated after the match, “It’s part of the game. I don’t want to make alibis or complain or anything but it’s hard to fight one-handed,” yet noted no disabling injury on his pre-fight paperwork. Pacquiao’s doctor confirmed that the boxer will undergo surgery for a torn rotator cuff, a major surgery with quite a long recovery time. If it were discoverd that Pacquiao and his team knew about this prior to the match, perjury charges could be filed which carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Cisco Aguilar, Nevada Athletic Commissioner chairman, said: “Disclosure is a big thing for us, and honesty. The commission at some point will have to discuss Pacquiao’s medical questionnaire. I’ve got to run through the process with the Attorney General. But they do sign that document under the penalty of perjury.”

Our coverage of the Pacquiao/Mayweather fight: Mayweather/Pacquiao – HBO Boxing Interview, and Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and NES Classic Punch-Out!! A Parody for the Ages.

[The Lad Bible]