Lawyer: Pacquiao settles defamation lawsuit



LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for Manny Pacquiao says the boxer has settled a defamation lawsuit against other boxing world figures who intimated he used performance enhancing drugs.

Attorney Daniel Petrocelli said in a release Wednesday that Pacquiao settled with former boxer Oscar de La Hoya and Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions on confidential terms.

Messages left with Schaefer and de La Hoya attorney Jeffrey Spitz weren’t returned.

Pacquiao’s boxing rival, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Mayweather’s father and uncle also were named in the defamation suit, but Petrocelli said they aren’t included in the settlement.

Mayweather lawyer Mark Tratos didn’t return a call.