Pacquiao files for sanctions against Mayweather

Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao's legal team has filed a motion for default and dismissal in his defamation action against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Pacquiao's representatives, Daniel Petrocelli and David Marroso, filed the motion Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Nevada. They are seeking a default judgment because Mayweather has steadfastly refused to appear during any of the 24 dates that he's been sought for deposition.

Pacquiao is accusing Mayweather of defamation after the rival boxer made repeated statements alleging that the Filipino fighter has used performance-enhancing substances.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the motion for default and dismissal on Thursday.

Mayweather's legal representatives did not return emails seeking comment.

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