DENVER (CN) – The United States Anti-Doping Agency seeks to quash an “improper and impermissible” subpoena from Manny Pacquiao, for the pro boxer’s defamation complaint against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Pacquiao sued Mayweather in Las Vegas Federal Court in 2009, claiming Mayweather had falsely accused him of using performance-enhancing drugs.
The nonparty USADA asked a federal judge to quash Pacquiao’s subpoena.
“First, the requested documents include medical records and documentation relating to Mr. Mayweather Jr., which may constitute confidential medical records requiring his consent and release,” the USADA says in its motion to quash. “Further, counsel for USADA has been informed by Mr. Mayweather’s counsel that he did not receive notice of the subpoena, as required by Rule 45(b)( 1).
“Second, the requested documents included documents protected by the attorney client privilege, work product doctrine and/or the investigative privilege.
“Third, the subpoena purports to require production in Los Angeles, California, more than 100 miles from USADA’s offices and the location of the requested documents.”
Pacquiao’s attorneys are in Los Angeles.
Mayweather is serving a 90-day jail sentence in Las Vegas for domestic abuse.
Pacquiao recently lost his welterweight title by decision to Timothy Bradley.
Despite the two boxers’ problems, professional, legal and personal, the boxing press is still buzzing with stories anticipating a match-up between the two fighters, perhaps sometime in 2013.