The news recently broke that Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence will square off on August 21st at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip. The fight will headline a pay-per-view card that will be distributed by FOX. 

However, on Friday the welterweight title fight appeared to be in jeopardy when Paradigm Sports Management filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Pacquiao in Orange County civil court. The management firm claimed breach of of contract and other assertions. 

According to the lawsuit, Pacquiao and Paradigm Sports Management connected last February with the intention of securing a four-fight deal with sports streaming service DAZN.’s Jake Donovan wrote an article on the lawsuit that can be found here:

Manny Pacquiao Promotions’ President Sean Gibbons said that the fight is definitely happening and is not in danger of being postponed.  

“That fight is on the schedule 1000%! The fight is happening on August 21st at the T-Mobile Arena. The Senator knows that the truth will set him free,” Gibbons told 

Pacquiao has been training in the Philippines and will soon arrive in Los Angeles where he will train with long time trainer Freddie Roach. 

In his most recent fights, Pacquiao has began his camp in his homeland before coming to the United States.  

“He will arrive to Wild Card around the first week of July," said Gibbons. 

The eight-division champion has been inactive since his unanimous decision victory over Keith Thurman in July of 2019. 

Spence, who holds the WBC and IBF welterweight titles, last fought in December when he outpointed Danny Garcia in Arlington, Texas.   

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