Mayweather’s Pre-Fight Bet On Himself Was Worryingly Accurate
After a cool, calm and collected display of athleticism, no one would argue that Floyd Mayweather didn’t deserve to take home the Money Fight title and pluck victory out of those Notorious gloves.
Onlookers expected the result from the off. McGregor came into the ring swinging and soon tired, allowing Money to persevere to victory, almost exactly in line with Team Mayweather’s big bet on the bout.
Following his tenth round TKO, Mayweather told ESPN he was waiting for McGregor to ‘shoot his load’ before going for the kill:
Floyd Mayweather and Sal Paolantonio have a pleasant discussion about Conor McGregor shooting his load. pic.twitter.com/VGqaJzyqU2
— Ƒormerly Ƒunhouse (@BackAftaThis) August 27, 2017
Homo-eroticism aside, the tactic paid off, both in and out of the ring. Money explained how he was turned down to make a bet in person, due to the rules of athletes putting money on specific elements of their events.
I think that we bet 100 on 9.5 I gave my guy six figures to go bet. I have to make sure he bet because earlier today I went to the sports book to bet and they wouldn’t let me bet.
So, Mayweather raked in an additional $50,000 on top of the reported $350 million he will supposedly earn from the Money Fight.
That’s a nice little nest egg, now that he’s going back into retirement:
Hey, he’s nothing if not true to name…
And this boxer by any other name would still be stinking rich, bet or no bet.