Add a slice of prime Beverly Hills real estate to Manny Pacquiao’s scorecard.
The welterweight champion, currently training in Los Angeles for his upcoming bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr., is under contract to buy a home in the 90210 Zip Code for about $12.5 million, The Times has confirmed.
Set behind a gated drive, the estate was once home to rapper-producer Sean Combs in the early 2000s. A double-height foyer with a sweeping staircase, flanked by formal dining and living room areas, marks the entrance to the two-story home, built in French Regency style in 1998.
Within the 10,000 square feet of living space is a chef’s kitchen with a long center island, a home theater with a refreshment bar and a family room with an adjoining wet bar. There are seven bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, including a master suite with his and hers bathrooms and custom walk-in closets.
Landscaped grounds of about a quarter of an acre contain a large entertainer’s patio with a fire pit and a pool and spa with a water feature.
On and off the market for the last two years, the home was most recently priced at $12.495 million. It previously sold for $4.8 million in 2012, records show.
Pacquiao, 36, defeated a previously unbeaten Timothy Bradley II last year to retake the World Boxing Organization welterweight title. The Filipino boxer, who holds a 57–5–2 lifetime record, will defend his title May 2 against an unbeaten Mayweather at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.