Bilyonaryo Manny Pacquiao has joined the growing number of sports icons who have ventured into the world of non-fungible tokens or NFTs.
Fresh from his defeat in the 2022 elections, Pacquiao launched on July 18 his own line of online tokens depicting him as an all around hero. He is branded as “the greatest of all time” or GOAT, a nod to his eight-division world boxing championships.
“I am proud to announce the launch of my first and OFFICIAL exclusive NFT collection @mannypnft in partnership with Ikon and Loditech Inc.,” Pacquiao said.
To sweeten the deal, Pacquiao is giving away exclusive perks and freebies to his NFT subscribers. The first 1,000 buyers will get signed merchandise, while those holding rare Pacquiao tokens may even get a chance to talk to him through a 5-minute video call — provided they hold the NFT for 12 months.
Select buyers will also have the privilege of playing chess or even doing boxing training with Pacquiao.
The Pacquiao NFT merchandise will officially be available in December 2022, with the rare “Manny y Mano” to follow in 2023. Mint Price is set at 0.9 ETH each.
Pacquiao will be donating part of the proceeds from his NFT sales to athletic programs in underserved communities in the Philippines.