Pacquiao Is Not Knocked Off Point with Distractions and Chaos

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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.”

Most people would think that moving into a house four weeks before the biggest fight of his life would be an impossible distraction, but that is to misunderstand the Filipino boxing star.

For while Mayweather largely shuts himself off from the world during training camp, surrounded in Las Vegas by only his devoted entourage, Pacquiao loves the myriad of distractions that infiltrate his daily life and claims to be energized by them.

“It is busy,” Pacquiao said. “But I like busy. It is good for me to have energy.”

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Source: USA Today | Martin Rogers

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