McGregor’s management can’t stop Pacquiao game
Despite efforts to block the fight, Manny Pacquiao will face Errol Spence Jr. as scheduled later this month.
Earlier this week, a judge dismissed a preliminary injunction issued by Audie Attar and Paradigm Sports Management – who currently manages MMA star Conor McGregor – that would have prevented the title fight from happening on August 21 in Las Vegas. , Nevada.
The company managed Pacquiao, but he alleged breach of conduct, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud. The Filipino boxer then moved from Paradigm to signing for the fight with Spence.
In response, Paradigm sought a preliminary injunction from Pacquiao to delay the fight.
Paradigm claimed that Pacquiao’s team negotiated the fight with PBC and Spence without the inclusion of Attar, despite having the exclusive rights to negotiate the boxer’s next two fights, according to information obtained by ESPN. .
Dale Kinsella, Pacquiao’s lawyer responded to the ruling.
“As Senator Pacquiao rightly said after the filing of this complaint in June, he has the absolute right to participate in the August 21 fight with Errol Spence,” Kinsella said. “Today, the Court has accepted and categorically rejected the publicity stunt of Paradigm’s injunction in a strong and detailed decision. Senator Pacquiao is looking forward to his fight against Mr. Spence on August 21.
The fight between Pacquiao and McGregor was scheduled for this summer before the Irish fighter was knocked out by Dustin Poirier in January.
“Paradigm Sports’ lawsuit against me has no basis,” Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) said in a statement in late June. “I have the absolute right, under the agreement with Paradigm, to participate in the next fight with Errol Spence. If this frivolous trial continues, I will be right in court. “
Pacquiao, who is also a Filipino senator, has not competed since a decisive victory over Keith Thurman in July 2019, his second bout with PBC.
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