from what i read the promtion company was supposed to cut out the promoters.
whenever floyd and manny speak to the media about the fight, i take it with a grain of salt.
Attorneys for Pacquiao earlier lost a bid to end the lawsuit with a more severe sanction - a default judgment for Pacquiao.
But on Monday they won more than $113,000 in legal fees and $774 in costs for what U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks bluntly called ''Mayweather's obviously intentional decision not to appear for his court ordered deposition.''
Pacquiao, a Filipino fighter against whom the undefeated Mayweather is frequently measured, has alleged that Mayweather defamed him by suggesting Pacquiao used performance-enhancing substances.
Pacquiao has denied the claim. He filed the lawsuit in Las Vegas in December 2009 and has sought unspecified damages.
''Calling a professional athlete a cheater is the most serious charge one can make,'' the lawsuit said. ''Accusing an athlete of using performance-enhancing drugs - however baseless and lacking in evidence - is toxic.''