Manny Pacquiao retracts legal action against Top Rank Boxing

Manny Pacquiao retracts legal action against Top Rank Boxing
"My post from the other day was a result of miscommunication between my Team and Top Rank. Everything has been clarified."

Just days after revealing his intentions of taking legal action against former long-time promoter Bob Arum and Top Rank Boxing, it seems like eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny Pacquiao won't be pushing forward with it after all. 

On yet another Instagram post Thursday morning, Pacquiao shared that things have been "clarified" between himself and Top Rank. 

"My post from the other day was a result of miscommunication between my Team and Top Rank." Pacquiao's post read. "Everything has been clarified."

In addition, Pacquiao also seems to have erased the lengthy caption of his post last Tuesday. 

Pacquiao has been with Top Rank Boxing since 2006, but appears to have parted ways with the US-based promotional outfit. Just last July, Pacquiao's MP Promotions, along with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, co-promoted the Fight of Champions event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which was headlined by Pacquiao challenging Argentinian Lucas Matthysse for the WBA's welterweight crown. 

Pacquiao went on to defeat Matthysse via TKO in seven rounds in what was MP Promotions' first major international event. 

Top Rank Boxing, along with ESPN were responsible for distributing the Fight of Champions card in the US, Canada, and South America.

Pacquiao initially sought legal action, citing Top Rank's non-payment for the US rights. 

"I would like to thank Bob and Top Rank for helping guide my career and for the many great years of working together. We have accomplished so many amazing things together." Pacquiao's post concluded. 

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