MANNY Pacquiao is all over the news these days as the countdown for his May 2 megafight with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. begins with the press conference on Thursday morning that looked more like a movie premiere than a boxing event.
Regardless the result of the Mayweather fight, Pacquiao stands to make about US$80 million (P352 million) to add to the billions he has earned in a long, legendary career that made him the greatest Filipino athlete of all time.
But while waiting for the fight, let us turn our focus to one of the fruits of Pacquiao's labor, a modern home in General Santos City and one of many Manny and wife Jinkee already own.
This is actually the couple's second home in GenSan. But unlike the first one that "has Mediterranean design elements, this new one has a contemporary style," according to our sister publication Real Living Magazine.
"The building is defined by the clean, streamlined lines and the white walls, floors, and ceilings. Inside, it is furnished with modern pieces and tropical touches like wooden and woven details," Real Living says.
Take a look:
But for sports nuts, the best part of the house should be the covered basketball court with its wooden flooring that is marked with Manny’s now iconic MP logo and the logo of Pacquiao's exclusive line for sports brand Nike.
The court also has sports equipment for volleyball, badminton, tennis, cardio training, and boxing and, according to YES! Magazine, sometimes doubles as an events place where birthdays and family reunions are held.
For full gallery of Pacquiao's home, click HERE
Read the original article in the February 2013 issue of Yes! Magazine. To download a digital copy of YES! Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at http://summitnewsstand.com.ph/yes-magazine.
All photos by Melo Balingit.