The Bay Point home for 45 years of boxing figure Dr. Ferdie Pacheco is under contract just hours after it was listed, according to real estate records.
The house at 4151 Gate Lane in the fancy gated enclave near downtown Miami was listed for $1.99 million on Feb. 6.
And a contract was signed on Feb. 6.
Pacheco, who was Muhammad Ali’s famous fight doctor through most of the boxer’s career, would have appreciated this reference: It took slightly longer to sell his house than it took Ali to knock out Sonny Liston in 1965!
TV realtor Chad Carroll wasn’t available for comment or to take his victory lap.
The University of Miami-trained Pacheco died in November here at the age of 90.
In the late 1950s, he started tending to the wounds of Overtown boxers when he met Ali, then known as Cassius Clay. Pacheco soon became Ali’s cornerman and personal doctor, a job he kept until 1977.
After warning Ali that blows to his head were causing irreversible damage, Pacheco went on to be a TV boxing analyst.
Pacheco was on team Ali during most of the boxer’s most iconic fights.
Records show Pacheco bought the 3,200-square-foot house in 1972, but the purchase price is not disclosed.
But this much is clear: With decades of homestead exemptions, Pacheco’s five-bedroom crib, within earshot of singer Enrique Iglesias’ place, rose to a taxable value of just $373,000, with a market value of $1.5 million.
Inside photos of the 1959 house show it could be a tear-down with trims and a layout straight out of the 1970s.