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Court Rules Angry Boxing Fans Cannot Sue Over Disappointing 2015 Mayweather vs Pacquiao Fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. exchange punches with Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout, May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision.  AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINKSI        (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
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2015's Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao bout was billed as the "Fight of the Century" prior to the actual event. After the fight, however, a massive number of fans were authentically disappointed at how anti-climactic the fight was.

Some fans evidently went as far as to sue both fighters and their promoters due to the sheer lack of entertainment. Fortunately, a court has ruled that fans are not allowed to pursue such legal action.

Sanity prevails!

Much of the controversy stems from the fact that Pacquiao suffered an injury to his right shoulder that inhibited his performance against Mayweather, who himself is known for his precise defensive tactics in the ring. He ended up winning unanimously in a fight that was short on notable exchanges.

According to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the plaintiffs did not suffer any sort of legal injury because "they got what they paid for." That's as blunt as a court judgment can get. In essence, what the judges are saying is that the plaintiffs received precisely what they deserved.

Real boxing aficionados know what to expect from a Mayweather fight. It is what it is.

Unfortunately, these two all-time legends of the ring never fought when each was at their top of their prime. Instead, we were left with a subpar affair that was more of a media spectacle than a proper fight. But even if you felt burned by the whole thing, forget about hiring an attorney. There's no leg to stand on there.