Unafraid boxer Floyd Mayweather recently was released from prison after two months, which means feverish speculation of when/whether/if he'll eventually fight Manny Pacquiao can begin anew in earnest. But before that any of that comes to pass, Mayweather will need check his couch cushions to make a payment to Pacquiao and his legal team for skipping some court dates last fall.
More details from Courthouse News Service:
When Mayweather was supposed to sit for deposition between June and October last year, he never showed. In a demand for sanctions last year, Pacquiao told the court that Mayweather was photographed at nightclubs across the country, dancing, drinking and burning money, all while claiming that he was too busy training.
"Mayweather decided that he, not the court, would determine if and when his deposition would take place," according to the motion. "Busy living the 'luxurious lifestyle non-stop,' 'pour[ing] champagne for [his] friends,' and keeping the company of 'attractive women,' Mayweather refused to be deposed. He disobeyed properly served deposition notices, filed specious 'emergency' motions, openly defied this court's order directing him to appear, and serially misrepresented his whereabouts to Pacquiao and this court. Exposing Mayweather's untruths was a massive - and expensive - undertaking."
The total amount of the penalty? $113,518.50.
One might presume this would somehow negatively impact the chances of ever seeing these guys go head to head in the ring, but The Mayweather/Pacquiao Superfight looks increasingly unlikely, regardless of whatever legal distractions are happening in the background. Sigh.
Pacquiao's Lawyers to Get $113K From Mayweather [Courthouse News]