“No doubt it helped,” Elsa Nelson, Pacquiao’s real estate agent, told USA TODAY Sports. “The sellers are great fans of boxing and of Manny, so it was a big deal.”
As for whether or not Pacquiao has created a distraction in his life by purchasing a home roughly one month before the big fight, the WBO welterweight champion said staying busy helps him remain focused.
“It is busy,” he said. “But I like busy. It is good for me to have energy.”
Had Pacquiao waited until after the fight, he would have lost an important negotiating chip. Just as this Las Vegas strip club upped the stakes for the bout, so did Pacquiao in the Beverly Hills real estate market.