Pacquiao secures Beverly Hills mansion with four tickets to May 2 megafight
Just how valuable is a ticket to see Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao face off on May 2 in Las Vegas?
Pacquiao reportedly bested two other bidders to secure the $12.5-million Beverly Hills mansion by offering four tickets to its previous owners.
“No doubt it helped,” Elsa Nelson, Pacquiao’s realtor, told USA TODAY. “The sellers are great fans of boxing and of Manny, so it was a big deal.”
“The boxer has already given a tour of the property, in a gated development in Beverly Hills, to his wife Jinkee and their children. The purchase came with a provision that the house came move-in ready; fully stocked with furniture and home goods – and according to Nelson the sellers, Gail and Roger Dauer, even threw in a full supply of Pacquiao’s favorite drink — orange Gatorade,” the article wrote.
Tickets to the super fight at the MGM Grand range from $1,500 to $10,000 for ringside seats and only limited will be sold to the public.
The title bout is expected to easily shatter existing records and go down as the most lucrative fight in combat sports history with a projected revenue of $400 million.
The Filipino ring legend could make more than $100 million, according to new estimates reported by The Associated Press. CC
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