There are many ways to get ready for a fight; buying a $225,000 sports car isn't something most would have at the top of their checklist.
In a move rival Floyd "Money" Mayweather would be proud of, Manny Pacquiao turned heads with his recent purchase of a Ferrari 458 Italia. Pacman has been cruising around Hollywood for training sessions at the Wild Card Gym in the 570-horsepower, 4.5 liter, V8 Italian dream car.
Pacquiao has been living large over the years. Digital Journal reports the eight-division boxing king has a fleet of sweet rides, including a Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Lincoln Navigator and Escalade. Pacman is a true big shot.
How does he pay for it all? Well, EastSideBoxing.com reports Manny is due more than $20 million from his scheduled November 12 bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena with Juan Manuel Marquez.
Pacquiao says he's offended by Marquez's claim that he won the previous two skirmishes. "That's why I train hard, because I want to end this, all the doubts. This is our last fight," Manny told the Associated Press.
Freddie Roach predicts Pacman will end the fight before the sixth round.
Whatever takes place in the ring, its a safe bet that Pacquiao is the only Filipino Congressman well-heeled enough to purchase an automobile like this.