Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao scored a victory over Floyd Mayweather Jr. after a US judge ordered the controversial Mayweather to pay Manny Pacquiao an amount worth more than $113,000 for legal fees.
Nevada Judge Larry Hicks ruled the decision on September 17 that Mayweather should pay Pacquiao $113,518.50, approximately 4,737,694 pesos.
According to the documents released by the court, that aside from the amount, Mayweather will also pay the court around %774.10 (approximately Php 32,000) in court costs.
The case started way back September of 2009, when Manny Pacquiao sued Mayweather for defamation, alleging that the American boxer accused him of using performance enhancing drugs.
The main reasons why Manny Pacquiao won the proceedings because of the fact the Mayweather was not present during the case hearings. Mayweather did not attend a court-ordered deposition last year, but he was spotted in a club in Atlanta.
Due to the Mayweather’s behavior of deliberately not attending the case, Pacquiao’s lawyers filed a motion seeking fees charged for work performed by O’Melveny & Myers LLP Attorneys David Marroso and Harrison Whitman. Marroso is the partner in charge of litigation and bills $695 an hour. Whitman is an associate who graduated from law school in 2008 and bills $495 an hour.
The Filipino champions scored a win in a battle against Mayweather, although this involved his legal battle not the actual ring battle of world’s most popular boxers.
Meanwhile Manny Pacquiao is currently busy with his preparation for his upcoming fourth fight against Juan Manuel Marquez.