A recent Sports Illustrated feature revealed that back in the day, Pacquiao used to be a pretty crazy gambler.
Around 2011, Pacquiao and his younger brother, Bobby, would routinely fly to Southern California and drop $100,000 at the poker tables. Once, while gambling in Australia and Macau, Pacquiao went bust and called up his promoter, Bob Arum, to cover him.
Man Pretends to Be in Leonardo DiCaprio’s Entourage, Sneaks into Mayweather/Pacquiao Fight VIP Section
One lucky nobody was able to sneak into the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight VIP section and take photos with a dozen celebrities without ever being kicked out.
Twenty-four-year-old Steve Carruthers donned his finest suit and waited outside of the MGM Grand Hotel on the night of the fight. When he saw Leonardo DiCaprio come in with his entourage, he blended in and followed them into the VIP bar where he mingled with A-listers all night.
On Saturday, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. was named the still-undefeated champion after defeating Manny Pacquiao in the most anticipated (yet underwhelming) fight of the century by “unanimous decision.”
There are many a hardships that push people to become successful. In Manny Pacquiao’s case, his dad eating his pet dog may have pushed him to become the pro boxer he is today.
Pacquiao’s renowned trainer, Freddie Roach, told Yahoo! Sports that the boxer’s family struggled with extreme poverty growing up in the Philippines.
With arguably the biggest fight of our time just around the corner, both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have been preparing endlessly.
It’s no secret that diet has been a huge part of their fight preparation, and we all know Mayweather has spared no expense in that department.
While Manny Pacquiao is getting ready for his superfight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 3, he still found the time to buy a house in probably the most competitive and expensive real estate market in the country. Pacquiao purchased an opulent 10,000 square-foot pad for his family in Beverly Hills for $12.5 million.
It’s the former home of Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Pacquiao had to fight outside of the ring to get it. The seven-bedroom, eight-bath mansion had two other bidders, but Pacquiao successfully fought them off by offering the seller four tickets to the Mayweather fight, Pacquiao’s realtor, Elsa Nelson, told USA Today.