Floyd Mayweather says he’s not Addicted to Gambling

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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.

Mayweather also said that he loves wagering on college football and his favorite team is the Oregon Ducks, as evidenced by the $1.1 million win.

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.

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