Normally, holding—let alone buying—someone's used trunks would be a disgusting enterprise. When the man wearing them is Manny Pacquiao, the value of those previously used trunks skyrockets to $40,000.
Though, it's worth noting they were previously used in a highly touted boxing match.
TMZ reports the same trunks bloodied during the fight last Saturday with Timothy Bradley were recently sold at auction for an absurd price:
The bloody boxing trunks Manny Pacquiao wore during his victory over Timothy Bradley this weekend have sold at a charity auction for a cool $40,000 ... TMZ Sports has learned.
After the April 12th fight, Manny decided to donate his shorts, gloves and other boxing memorabilia -- to help raise money for the victims of January's super typhoon in the Philippines.
Now, if you are having trouble deciding whether 40 large is too much to spend on some shorts, rest easy in knowing the answer is very much yes, it is. However, we look past that when it's all for a good cause, as charitable benefits are hardly the place to hunt for deals.
With that, we must offer a great big tip of the hat to the lucky winner who delivered a sizable sum for a great cause.
It's not all that surprising the trunks garnered such a handsome winning bid considering those in attendance had already parted with a reported $1,000 just to attend the event held in Beverly Hills.
The report also confirms the most important aspect of the night: Pacquiao did rock the mic.
"As for the rest of the guests, they definitely got their money's worth -- when Manny grabbed the mic and belted out a version of 'Still' by the group Hillsong United." (Yes, there is video of the champion crooning.)
It makes sense the 35-year-old was in joyous spirits. He had just taken down Bradley for the WBO welterweight title, winning a unanimous and thankfully controversy-free decision.
Pacquiao had this to say after the fight: "I think I can fight for two more years. I am so happy to be a world champion again."
ESPN's Dan Rafael writes, "The Filipino icon, still with tremendous speed at age 35, looked more like the younger version of himself, the one who attacked opponents relentlessly."
And so we have a veteran boxer who isn't ready to retire, which is a great thing for fans and would-be collectors with enormous bank accounts.
It seems likely that Pacquiao will continue, fighting one of a few familiar faces. That means those who missed out on soiled trunks this time around may still have their chance at glory.
With $40,000 being tossed at used shorts and millions who tuned in to the fight, it's clear Pacman hasn't lost much in the way of popularity.
The sport isn't yet done with Pacquiao, so it's a good thing he isn't quite done serving in the role of boxing champion.
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