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Manny Pacquiao vs Errol Spence Jr cleared to go ahead after judge denies injunction

Paradigm claimed that Pacquiao was obligated to fight Mikey Garcia

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Judge Walter P. Schwarm “tentatively” denied Paradigm Sports Management’s attempt to shut down Manny Pacquiao vs. Errol Spence Jr. yesterday, and now he’s removed the adverb. “Pac-Man” and “The Truth” are officially clear to go at it on August 21st after Schwarm confirmed the denial today.

Per Dan Rafael:

Paradigm attorney Judd Burstein told World Boxing News that while they will not appeal the judge’s ruling allowing the fight with Spence to go forward, they will seek to have an expedited final judgment made on the financial aspect of the lawsuit.

Paradigm’s backup demand that Pacquiao’s (62-7-2, 39 KO) purse be held in escrow was likewise denied. So long as both fighters make it to the ring intact, the welterweight title fight is good to go.

The four-fight PBC on FOX PPV will also see Yordenis Ugas defend the WBA welterweight belt against Fabian Maidana, Victor Ortiz take on fellow veteran Robert Guerrero, and unbeaten featherweight Mark Magsayo open the show against Julio Ceja.

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