Filipino superstar boxer stands the chance of spending the next two years in prison, according to reports coming in from the capital Malina.
According to Filipino officials, Pacquiao, who doubles as a boxer and a congressman in his home country, has not met his tax filing obligation.
The three-time The Ring and BWAA “Fighter of the Year” in 2006, 2008, and 2009 now faces criminal charges that could possibly put him away for two years if evidence points to any form of ill-intent to hide his tax returns, which are currently under investigation.
Rozil Lorazes, the regional director of Bureau of Internal Revenue made it known that before March 1, when the complaint was filed, Pacquiao (ranked the 24th richest sportsman in the world by Forbes) has been served with notices three times to meet his obligations, but he did not submit his tax documents to authorities.
When convicted, it will now give another twist to their much-awaited bout between him and Mayweather. It will actually seem l...