Fighters suing Mayweather, producers over cable TV bout

LAS VEGAS — Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a “dog house” fight that was supposed to last until someone quit.

Hashim Rahman Jr. and younger brother Sharif Rahman accuse Showtime Networks and Mayweather of profiting at their expense.

The lawsuit filed last week in Nevada state court seeks unspecified monetary damages of more than $10,000 from the New York-based network and Mayweather, who goes by the nickname “Money.”

Mayweather’s attorney, Mark Tratos, declined to comment.

Showtime officials didn’t immediately respond to a message.

The lawsuit also accuses Mayweather of lying Sept. 23 in testimony before the Nevada State Athletic Commission about the “All Access” show at his gym.

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