The long-awaited Floyd Mayweather–Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas needs no help in the hype department. We know Mayweather has a longer reach in the true tale of the tape, but how do the two foes measure up in the arena of real estate?
For that answer, consider us your personal real estate cutman. We’ll provide the smelling salts to keep you focused through 12 rounds of body blows and uppercuts in this riveting housing duel. If you have feedback for the judges’ scorecards, leave it in the comments below.
Take a video tour of Pacquiao‘s home in General Santos City in the Philippines. It helps if you’re fluent in Tagalog, but even if you don’t understand a word, we recommend checking in at around the 3:20 mark to witness a bonkers shoe closet that must have taken its inspiration from Imelda Marcos.
A photo posted by Floyd Mayweather’s Mansion (@bigboymansion) on
Pacquiao is spending some of his hard-earned dough to build a new house … of worship. According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the born-again Christian is putting up $ 6.7 million to build a church by the end of 2015. The fighter told the Inquirer, “Aside from my legacy in boxing and politics, I want to leave something more important and special—a legacy of faith and a House of God.”
Watch ESPN’s controversial Stephen A. Smith take a tour of Mayweather’s Las Vegas digs. Pay close attention to the number of Bugattis and Ferraris in the garage. Estimated worth of the horsepower within? Oh, around $ 15 million.
Pacquiao purchased a home in one of Manila’s toniest neighborhoods in 2011 for around $ 8 million. Late last year, reports out of the Philippines’ capital city said the boxer was going to sell the mansion after a raft of neighbor complaints about “constituents who come to his house asking for small donations and financial assistance.”
The upscale enclave known as Forbes Park didn’t appreciate visitors in “shabby clothing” making a pilgrimage to Pacquiao’s palace. We weren’t able to find any confirmation that the house sold, so if you have $ 9 million to spare, you could live in the champ’s house. Just make sure any visitors are appropriately attired.
Mayweather’s Miami Beach condo hit the market for $ 2.6 million in July 2014. Since then, the price has been slashed to $ 1.99 million, but the 3,000-square-foot condo overlooking the Atlantic Ocean hasn’t knocked out a buyer.
When he’s training in Southern California, Pacquiao needs a place to chill. Last month, the boxer paid $ 12.5 million for a 10,000-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills. Pacquiao bought the luxury home, formerly owned by Diddy, completely furnished and demanded a quick close so his extended family would have a place to stay when they arrive for this weekend’s fight, according to TMZ.
Tales from Mayweather’s kitchen: Mayweather keeps odd hours at his Las Vegas mansion, and his personal chef (whom he found on Instagram!) told New York magazine’s Geoffrey Gray, “If Champ wants a meal at three, four, five, six in the morning, I have to be ready for that. He’s called me at four and says, ‘I want that oxtail.’”
Before he bought in Beverly Hills, Pacquiao purchased a place in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles in 2009 for $ 2.17 million. Property records indicate he tried to sell the home in 2013 and again in 2014 for $ 2.7 million but wasn’t able to connect with a buyer.
Mayweather is passionate about money. His entourage is known as The Money Team, and he’s known for carrying large stacks of greenbacks. His love of money means he needs a place to put it. In 2013, USA Today reported he has a “money closet” in his Las Vegas mansion to keep his supply of cash close at hand.
We also found another L.A. residence owned by an Emmanuel D. Pacquiao. The multiple-unit Hollywood dwelling was purchased by Pacquiao for $ 1.1 million in 2006. Located smack-dab between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, this building serves (we’re guessing) as a crash pad for members of the fighter’s training team when he’s in SoCal.
One final tour of Mayweather’s garage and his extensive car collection. The boxer’s personal chauffeur lets us know the mechanics behind fitting four multimillion-dollar cars into a three-car garage.