His father worked as a supermarket night manager and his mother was a nurse. He attended Parkdale High SchoolLeonard was a shy child, and aside from the time he nearly drowned in a creek during a flood in Seat Pleasant, Marylandhis childhood was uneventful. He stayed home a lot, reading comic books and playing with his dog. His mother said: "He never did talk too much. We never could tell what he was thinking.
Pacquiao had an undisclosed shoulder injury before the fight, which he says contributed to his defeat. His trainer Freddie Roach addressed it in Las Vegas in the post-fight press conference. And I think he could get through the fight. ROTT: Which he did, just not in the way the boxing fans had hoped or expected.
Absent was the power and aggressiveness, the frenetic flurries that have made Pacquiao one of the best offensive fighters of all time.
Many viewers who paid to watch the fight on Pay-per-view or paid thousands of dollars to see it in person felt ripped off, and now dozens are suing. They spent all this money on what ended up being, you know, a pretty boring fight.
ROTT: A situation, he says, where the consumer is eligible for recourse, refunds and damages. It should not have happened.
The attorney representing Top Rank, Pacquiao's promoter, was not available for comment, but he has said that the lawsuits are frivolous and that he's confident they'll be dismissed. Regardless, fans and historians of boxing say that this is just another black eye for a sport that's already fighting to stay relevant.