Floyd Mayweather Jr. Wins/Loses Millions Gambling on NFL Games

Floyd Mayweather Jr. used to be nicknamed “Pretty Boy,” but I think that alias has changed to “Money” Mayweather, for good reason. The guy has bragged about being a billionaire athlete, making $20 million in his wrestling debut, and he’s made it rain with hundred dollar bills in Las Vegas. When he announced his retirement, Floyd was confident his financial future was secure. About a year later, Floyd announced he was returning to the ring where he beat Juan Manuel Marquez, and how he’s setting up a fight with Manny Pacquiao. Why the return? Possibly because he lost money due to the recession and possibly to remind critics who the best fighter in the world is. Regardless of the reason, money doesn’t seem to be an issue for Floyd as he outlined on Joe Buck’s HBO show:

Mayweather admitted to losing “big” this past weekend while betting on NFL games. he went into detail about how he lost the money, and he also revealed a little bit about winnings he has made in the past.

“Two weeks ago I won like a million (dollars),” said Mayweather to Buck, “that was across a week of games, Monday night, Sunday, and Thursday. I didn’t lose a million (this week), but I lost a couple hundred thousand.”

After that stunning admission, Mayweather went on to tell Buck and his audience which teams cost him money this past week. His main losses this past week came on the Patriots, Saints, and then on Sunday night, the Vikings.

Dude, how could he go with the Saints against the Redskins knowing New Orleans was coming off an emotional high from the Monday Night Football massacre of New England? Betting on games every day is not a good habit — believe me, I’ve been there. The good news for him is that football season should be over by the time he starts training for his fight with Pacquiao so he won’t have too many distractions. At least we can thank him for almost single-handedly keeping Vegas sportsbooks in business. Nice job, Floyd.

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  • SpinMax

    I don’t get it. The NFL is so hard to pick, why are people so into betting on it? There are other sports with much better odds.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Like the WNBA?

  • http://www.pointguardu.com/cats NICK

    Was Charles Barkley betting with him?

  • Gene

    The big question is whether he will bet large sums on himself.

  • SpinMax

    like foreign soccer. When you have a big favourite, like tomorrow: Tottenham Hotspur vs. the Wolves. Tott is a 1.5 goal favourite, but straight up win/lose they are -300. 80 to 90% of the time you’ll be right taking a big soccer favourite like that straight up.
    Twente vs. NAC Breda
    Twenty -1.5g favourites, or straight up -300. Gimme the -300!
    Man Utd vs. Aston Villa
    Man U -1g or -225, I’ll take the -225.
    there are a dozen more lopsided games, only downside is the dreaded tie.