Floyd Mayweather bet on UConn to win both of their games in the 2014 Final Four and, as usual, he came out a winner himself. Floyd Mayweather has made the news quite often for his outrageous bets, even if some of them have turned out to be more of a hoax. And while Mayweather’s bets only brought home $75,000 this time, the boxing champion does seem to have unusually good luck.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) April 8, 2014
Following UConn’s defeat of Kentucky on Monday night in the 2014 NCAA national championship game, Floyd Mayweather’s tweet went out to boast in his latest victory. Possibly more impressive than his boxing career is Floyd Mayweather’s gambling career. Since 2010, Mayweather has tweeted over 50 betting slips totaling winnings close to four million dollars. Even more impressive? According to Mayweather, he doesn’t lose bets either.
Why would I ever show a losing ticket when I’m 41-0.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 11, 2011
There is no disputing Floyd Mayweather as one of the wealthiest athletes in the world. After Mayweather’s fight against Saul Alvarez on September 14, 2013, the world champion boxer had accumulated approximately $333 million in winnings. The 37-year-old boxer is 45-0 in his career and shows no sign of slowing down. “Pretty Boy” Floyd is scheduled to take on Marcos Maidana on May 5, 2014 and should receive close to $50 million for the fight. It must not all be about the money for Mayweather though. He continues to avoid a potential match up with Manny Pacquiao, which would easily give Mayweather his largest pay out ever.
The Floyd Mayweather bet on UConn comes on the heels of recent allegations by unnamed men who claim that Mayweather had them beaten up for stealing jewelry from the boxer’s home. Although Floyd has had legal troubles throughout his career, no charges or police report were ever officially filed by the men making the claims. And based on some recent posts on his Instagram, Floyd’s jewelry stash is doing just fine.
So what does all this prove? Floyd Mayweather is filthy rich and whether he wins all his bets or not doesn’t really matter. And it seems that he is setting up his career to finish strong. The question will be after the boxer retires, can he keep bankrolling his gambling habits.
For now, Floyd Mayweather’s bet on UConn is just one more championship victory for him to claim.
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