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Floyd Mayweather’s Biggest Bets: How ‘Money’ Mayweather bashed the bookies to win millions

Leigh Copson in Big Wins 15 Jun 2017
Floyd Mayweather (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

With a perfect 49-0 record Floyd Mayweather has proved to be a master in the boxing ring over the years, but he is pretty good at beating up the bookmakers too.


The former five-division world champion’s nickname is ‘Money’ and he has certainly lived up to that moniker by taking bookies to the cleaners in recent years. Reports in the past suggested the boxing superstar went on an incredible run that saw him win 46 straight bets between August 2010 and February 2010, with the remarkable form landing him almost $4,000,000 in winnings. And of course, the 40-year-old has not been shy in revelling in his successes over the years.

“Every day [I gamble],” he told ESPN Radio back in 2011. “You have to find one that you truly believe in and truly feel you’ve got the ups and that’s the one that you load up on.”

He has certainly done that. In October 2014 he scooped $4million during a run of successful bets on the NFL, while in 2013 he bet $5.9million on the Miami Heat to beat the Indiana Pacers in the NBA and made a profit of $6.49million.

Floyd reveals his big win on Instagram
In May 2015 he revealed on Instagram that he had won almost $830,000 betting on basketball and boxing. Mayweather backed the Houston Rockets to beat the Los Angeles Clippers pre-match and then backed the Rockets +4.5 in the second-half spread, while backing the Atlanta Hawks +3.5 for their match-up against the Washington Wizards to scoop a return of $827,272,23.

"The last 4 days have been great," he bragged. "I'm getting paid while watching others entertain and perform. I don't do anything for free. I bet $350,000 and walked away with $827,272.73".

The unbeaten prize fighter certainly enjoyed a massive slice of luck with his boxing bet, which would have been a loser had Willie Monroe not beat a 10-count in his fight with Gennady Golvkin.

"Referee Jack Reiss stopped the scheduled 12-round fight 45 seconds into the sixth round on Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California," wrote Boxing Scene's Keith Idec. "Moments earlier, Monroe reluctantly beat Reiss' 10 count following the third knockdown Golovkin scored in the fight. Mayweather would've lost his five-figure bet had the fight continued another 46 seconds."

And the most recent of his high profile successes came during the 2016 NBA Playoffs.

Floyd showed off his NBA Finals winner on Instagram.
Golden State Warriors went into Game Six of their Conference Championship clash with the Oklahoma City Thunder knowing they had to win the game to keep the series alive, and the defending world champions did just that with a 108-101 victory. They then sealed their place in the NBA Finals with a 96-88 win in Game Seven and they were not the only ones celebrating the victory, because Mayweather’s $170,000 bet on Golden State saw him scoop $221,000 in winnings.

Mayweather showed off his winnings via Instagram, writing: “In Game 6, #OKC was the favorite to beat the #Warriors... but I bet Splash for the Cash. I bet money line for $170,000 and won $221,000. www.themoneyteam.com.”


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Floyd Mayweather’s Biggest Bets: How ‘Money’ Mayweather bashed the bookies to win millions

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