Now that boxer Floyd Mayweather cashed his $180 million paycheck for beating Manny Pacquiao last weekend, he has decided not to sell his $2 million penthouse in Sunny Isles Beach.
Mayweather is pulling the beachfront condo off the market and plans on renovating it fully for the second time in three years.
How much will that set him back?
“Oh, you know Floyd,” said Realtor Tanasha Pettigrew, who had the listing. “He’s classy and flashy, so he’ll spend quite a bit of money on it.”
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And just why did the boxer change his mind?
“Now he just wants to keep it,” Pettigrew said. “He didn’t want to be involved with any real estate transactions while preparing for the fight. He’s made some decisions, including this one.”
Mayweather put it up for sale a year ago for $2.6 million, according to real estate listings.
But it’s been hard getting buyers with that kind of dough through the door of the 3,000-square-foot crib at St. Tropez Condominiums.
The price was lowered four times since, and eventually bottomed out at $2 million.
According to Miami-Dade county records, the 38-year-old winner of 11 world titles bought the penthouse in 2010 for $1.5 million through one of his Las Vegas companies.
Mayweather paid cash, records show, just three months after making $60 million-plus in his pay-per-view defeat of Shane Mosley.
Miami interior designer Steven G. is credited with making the penthouse pretty the first time around. He’s expected to handle the renovation, too.
Former Broward County Sheriff’s investigator Debbie O’Flaherty-Lewis, who was convicted of extorting a man she met on the cheaters’ website Ashley Madison Thursday in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom, was about to shake down another dude when she was arrested in 2013, according to trial testimony and a source at BSO.
Although she was tried only on her attempt to get $7,000 from a Boca Raton ER doctor in exchange for not going to his wife, detectives recovered evidence she was about to get money from a prominent married Fort Lauderdale lawyer she also met on the controversial website.
In addition to paperwork containing the lawyer’s personal information, deputies found she wanted $20,000 for her silence.
The silver-tongued lawyer managed to bring the amount down to $15,000, but the transaction never took place.
O’Flaherty-Lewis is in jail awaiting her sentence, which could be up to 15 years behind bars.
AshleyMadison.com was created to allow married people to hook up anonymously with new partners.
Would-be Miami soccer owner David Beckham’s name has popped up in a Brazilian drama. And model Stephanie Vilarinho, who claims she has bedded a slew of international soccer stars, is now desperately looking for a cell phone she says was stolen.
It is stuffed with sex photos and racy text messages she kept as mementos of her flings with the players. She has offered a $3,200 for the return of the device, but she’s released a few frames to get the public’s attention.
Those include photos of Beckham, 40, who has been married to singer Victoria Beckham, aka Spice Girls’ Posh Spice, since 1999.
Although there has been no suggestion of any relationship with Beckham, her pictures with him were taken in Miami in late 2014, and her quotes are raising eyebrows:
“I have met Beckham a few times,” Vilarinho said. “We have friends in common. He is beautiful, charming and smells great. He was very friendly with me.”