THE REST — 27 March 2015
Manny Pacquiao Used Fight Tickets to Help Buy Home From Diddy

Diddy Combs had his Los Angeles-area mansion on the market and received multiple offers. One offer was from Manny Pacquiao, but perhaps it wasn’t the best offer. Pacquiao ultimately won the bidding, enabling him to buy the home from Diddy for $12.5 million. But what set it over the top? Four tickets to his May 2 fight with Floyd Mayweather, per USA Today. Seriously.

The Beverly Hills real estate market is wickedly competitive, but Manny Pacquiao had the perfect ace up his sleeve. Battling with two other bidders on a $12.5 million-listed, 10,000 square-foot property last week, Pacquiao sealed the deal by offering the vendor four tickets to his May 2 superfight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“No doubt it helped,” Pacquiao’s realtor, Elsa Nelson, told USA TODAY Sports. “The sellers are great fans of boxing and of Manny, so it was a big deal.”


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