Floyd Mayweather says he’s not Addicted to Gambling
Just last week, Floyd “Money” Mayweather ran his career boxing record to 44-0 after beating Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in a Welterweight title bout. Based on his impressive boxing resume, Mayweather has obviously become a legend in the sport. But what’s interesting is that Money is also considered somewhat of a legend in the gambling world too.
Mayweather is especially fond of sports betting, where he commonly tweets pictures of six-figure wins. His biggest win ever was a $1.1 million college football bet that saw Oregon beat Arizona in 2012. Seeing as how Mayweather bets so much on professional sports, many people think that he has a gambling problem.
However, the Welterweight champion, who’s worth an estimated $140 million, insists that he doesn’t struggle with gambling. He told the Huffington Post the following:
Well, like I said before, I like to gamble a little bit. I do a little bit.
Well, you know, gambling don’t define who I am as a person. I didn’t gamble yesterday; I’m not gonna gamble today. It’s nothing I have to do. It’s not like I’m addicted.
However, it’s also worth mentioning that Money has been subject to plenty of big losses throughout his sports betting days too. The largest loss came just a couple of months ago, when he bet $7 million on the UCLA Bruins to beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the 2013 NCAA tournament. Minnesota ended up taking this game and costing Mayweather a fortune.
But for a guy who earns $30-$40 million per fight, the $7 million loss isn’t going to bankrupt him. And once the 2013 college football season kicks off, you can bet that Mayweather will be back to his usual big wagers.