Blood is supposed to be thicker than water. Well, in this case, money. Brothers, Hashim Rahman Jr. and Sharif Rahman, are suing Showtime Networks and Floyd Mayweather Jr. for including them in the “dog house” fight that was shown on “All Access: Mayweather Maidana 2”. The brothers allege they never gave consent to having the “dog house” fight shown on TV.
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 in testimony Sept. 23 before the Nevada State Athletic Commission about the “All Access” show at his gym.
“Defendant Mayweather falsely testified that Hasim’s 31-minute fight did not happen as aired, and that the fighters took several breaks,” the document said.
The lawsuit alleges that Mayweather forced Sharif Rahman to fight several rounds lasting five to seven minutes in length and said that if Rahman left the ring, he faced beating by others.
“Sharif feared for his safety and was forced to fight,” the lawsuit said.
The lawsuit also says Sharif Rahman didn’t sign a release agreeing to be filmed or having his name used for the show and that Hasim Rahman Jr. fought the same boxer for more than 30 minutes with no breaks.
The Rahman brothers are the sons of former professional heavyweight boxer Hasim Rahman Sr.
Video of the “dog house” fight from All Access. The scene starts at 7:22 mark.