Boxing News At Five | Sep 10 2018

Boxing News at Five: Pacquiao hasn’t been paid, and Price is looking for a new opponent following Turner withdrawal

Manny Pacquiao takes legal action against Top Rank, and Sean Turner pulls out of scheduled October 5 fight with David Price
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CHANCES are, it takes a lot to make Manny Pacquiao angry.

The perennially upbeat Filipino, a world champion in seven different weight classes, has for years done everything with a smile: stroll to the ring, punch opponents, avoid punches, get punched, win, lose and draw. But now, according to a post on social media, Manny Pacquiao, boxing’s great smiler, is really, really unhappy.

It has nothing to with boxing, of course. Nothing in the ring could ever get Pac-Man down. Instead, it seemingly has everything to do with not receiving payment (specifically, payment for his July 15 fight against Lucas Matthysse) on time.