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Deck007
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May 5th, 2015 at 8:56:50 AM permalink
Last Saturday, millions placed their bets and lost on the "fight of the century" when Floyd Mayweather Jr. beat Manny Pacquiao, including that of an international leader.

Passionate about Pacquiao, Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of Cambodia, is now refusing to pay up on a $5,000 bet he made, believing the fight wasn't judged fairly.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102649001
Deck007
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May 5th, 2015 at 4:49:26 PM permalink
Pacquiao, promoters sued for $5M over big fight

A pair of fight watchers on Tuesday filed a class-action suit against Manny Pacquiao and the fight promoter Top Rank, alleging the camp failed to disclose the fighter's shoulder injury ahead of the big fight Saturday night in Las Vegas against Floyd Mayweather.


http://www.cnbc.com/id/102651414
Wizard
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May 5th, 2015 at 5:02:49 PM permalink
Quote: Deck007

Passionate about Pacquiao, Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of Cambodia, is now refusing to pay up on a $5,000 bet he made, believing the fight wasn't judged fairly.



I hope he loses if he ever runs for reelection. What a lame excuse to not honor a bet. The guy who walked away with the trophy is the winner. Who you judge should have won is irrelevant.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
Hunterhill
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May 5th, 2015 at 5:13:20 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I hope he loses if he ever runs for reelection. What a lame excuse to not honor a bet. The guy who walked away with the trophy is the winner. Who you judge should have won is irrelevant.

He won't lose. The elections are a total scsm.He always wins.If he feels threatened by any other candidates he hss them arrested.
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1BB
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May 5th, 2015 at 5:14:23 PM permalink
Good thing he's not a member of this forum.
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rudeboyoi
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May 5th, 2015 at 5:18:46 PM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

He won't lose. The elections are a total scsm.He always wins.If he feels threatened by any other candidates he hss them arrested.



Everybody knows in a free country you get two choices.
thecesspit
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May 6th, 2015 at 3:09:17 AM permalink
Hun Sen is an ex-Khmer Rouge leader, and was installed as part of the Vietnamese liberation/invasion in 1979.

He is a quasi dictator. He's accountable to almost no-one. But still a welcher.
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829
RonC
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May 6th, 2015 at 4:08:02 AM permalink
He should pay the bet.

One of the conditions he knew going into the fight and the bet is that the fight would be on US soil and judged by US judges, so he should pay the bet.

The injury thing is a whole different story because essentially the fight cheated everyone out of fair bets. If the injury was known, there would have been a huge change in the line on the fight. Those who actually thought Pac had a scintilla of a chance would have known it was over before it started. I guess it comes out good on the other side (their bets still paid based on the false lines), but I doubt people would want unfair bets day in and day out (okay...maybe they would like them if it was always in their favor!!).

They cheated the millions who paid good money for a good fight between two guys in the best possible condition for their age.

He still should pay the bet.
DeMango
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May 6th, 2015 at 7:02:22 AM permalink
Probably got hurt punching air with extreme force.
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May 7th, 2015 at 8:48:17 PM permalink
Quote: RonC

He should pay the bet.


He still should pay the bet.


Pay to whom?
He was not really betting in a casino or sports book or online.
He was just publicly saying he would bet $5000 that xxx would win etc. That's not a legal wager.
winning streaks come and go, losing streak never ends.

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