This wouldn't be the first time that boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. makes outrageous flaunts of his wealth, but this last effort really takes the cake. The boxer is said to have placed a bet that the American football team Denver Broncos will beat the Seattle Seahawks in the 2014 Super Bowl.
The news was broke by the Vegas Gambling Steam, which made it public on their Twitter feed. According to them, Mayweather put down serious money that the Broncos will win by more than two points against the Seahawks.
The boxer apparently used seven different betting agencies to drop over $10 million (€7.3 Million) on the result. This isn't the first time he's dropped serious cash on betting on sporting events, though his past experiences haven't always had a happy ending.
He famously bet $220,000 (€160,820) on a college football match, predicting that Texas A&M will lead by more than 17 points at half-time against Southern Methodist, but somehow only managed to win back $200,000 (€146,200).
According to the Vegas Gambling Steam, “Floyd Mayweather is worth over 80 Million liquid. Sportsbooks / Offshore books executives gladly float this man 2-3 million in credit,” which means he’s one of the regulars in betting on sporting events.
Upon hearing the news, some of his fans commented that these sums were merely “pocket change” for Mayweather, who has since decided to drop an additional $2.6 million (€1.9 million) on the Broncos being ahead by half time.
There is still the issue of just how much truth these tweets hold, but what remains true is that Mayweather has a tendency to drop serious cash on sports bets. And since the Super Bowl is just about the largest sporting event in America, it's safe to say that Floyd could easily get riled up on putting down serious money.