Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
MANILA, Philippines— The shorts Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao wore in his victory over Timothy Bradley last weekend sold for $40,000 or at least P1, 750,000 in an auction in Los Angeles, a report said.
Entertainment site TMZ reported that Pacquiao’s donation of his blood-stained fight night trunks were purchased by a “private bidder” at the auction in Victorino Noval in Beverly Hills.
Aside from the shorts, Pacquiao also donated his gloves and other boxing memorabilia with the proceeds going to the victims of the destructive typhoon “Yolanda.”
Pacquiao sustained a gash above his left eye, which needed 32 stitches, that left him bloodied towards the end of his 12-round rematch against the American Bradley. He reclaimed the WBO welterweight title via unanimous decision.
The 35-year old boxer, who according to the same report treated the auction attendees with a rendition of “Still” by Hillsong United, arrived in the country on Good Friday and flew straight to General Santos City.