A Saturday press conference is in the works for smack-talkers Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi.
Pacquiao's foundation restructured in wake of controversy
Manny Pacquiao's charity foundation will get a new board of directors in the wake of a lawsuit leveled against it for a shipping controversy.
Manny Pacquiao's advisor has informed RingTV.com that the fighter's foundation is being restructured in the wake of recent controversy surrounding a lawsuit that charges his organization with failure to pay shipping charges on a consignment that was seized by customs authorities in his native Philippines.
According to a report by Yahoo!Sports, an attempt by Pacquiao to ship used clothing as "relief goods" from the United States to the Philippines in 2009 was aborted by customs officials, who impounded the material.
Koncz said Pacquiao has retained lawyer David Marroso, who is a senior attorney with the Los Angeles-based O'Melveny and Myers law firm. Marroso's partner, Daniel Petrocelli, gained a wrongful death conviction against O.J. Simpson in 1997.
Marroso told RingTV.com that the lawsuit was filed by a S.R. Intel Freight, adding, "we're just getting up to speed on it."
According to Yahoo!Sports, S.R. Freight is trying to recover the shipping charges -- nearly $36,000 -- plus interest, while the loaded containers remain idle at a port in the Philippines.
Pacquiao has a June 9 defense of his WBO welterweight belt against WBO junior welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley, for which he already has been training for the past week in General Santos City with assistant Restituto "BuBoy" Fernandez.
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