American boxing promoter and former professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather has disclosed that he has lost a whopping sum of $10,000 in the just ended Super Bowl tournament following a bet he placed on Philadelphia Eagles to beat Kansas City Chiefs.
Despite trailing at the half, Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to victory in the 57th Super Bowl. With less than 10 seconds remaining, the game was tied 35-35, but Harrison Butker converted a field goal to give his team the victory.
Mayweather lost $10,000 because he bet on the Eagles to win by less than 1.5 points.
Mayweather wasn’t all doom and gloom, as he also placed a $10,000 bet on the half-time score, predicting the Eagles would be up by more than a half-point. The bet returned $20,500, resulting in Mayweather profiting despite losing his bet on the Eagles to win at full-time.
Mayweather made this known via a post where he shared the bet slip on his official and verified Instagram account on February 13th.
He captioned the post “I also bet something light at the casino. I won the first half with plus money, but obviously lost the whole game. SWIPE OVER”
‘Money Mayweather’ is no stranger to sports betting, having won $52,000 last year after Dmitry Bivol defeated Canelo Alvarez, the Mexican’s first loss since being defeated by Mayweather nearly a decade ago.
When Conor McGregor lost his trilogy fight to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021, the boxing legend won $82,000. Mayweather attempted to place a $400,000 bet on himself to defeat McGregor in their 2017 crossover fight, but was refused by a Las Vegas casino.
Mayweather has earned millions by participating in exhibition fights after retiring from professional competition with a perfect 50-0 record.
The 45-year-old has competed in the USA, Dubai and Japan on his exhibition tour, beating YouTubers such as Logan Paul and Deji and fighters from other combat sports.
Mayweather returns to action next weekend as he competes in the UK for the first time in his career, facing former reality TV star Aaron Chalmers at The O2 arena. ‘Money’ said of the fight: “The fans in the U.K. have always been great to me and supported me throughout my career, so an event like this has been a long time coming. I’m excited to add more history to The O2 arena in London.”
Chalmers, who is also an MMA fighter that made his boxing debut last June, told Mirror Fighting of the fight: “Towards December I even started questioning myself, thinking ‘am I being f***ing crazy?’ The lowest point of my life, it was horrendous. But I kept plugging away and then five weeks later here we are.”
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