Floyd Mayweather Jr. is obscenely rich. It’s important to note that before and after any discussion about, involving or barely pertaining to the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. He’s disgustingly, unbelievably rich. He makes more in a single fight than most boxers make over the course of their entire careers, and he's not afraid to let folks know about it.
Because he’s so incredibly rich, Mayweather’s idea of a good time is different than Joe Blow’s idea of a good time. Whereas Joe Blow will put a $20 on the Dallas Cowboys and feel like he has enough action to keep himself completely and totally engaged in a given football game, Mayweather’s wagers are a bit more excessive.
How much more excessive?
Well… (via The Big Lead)
So he won that one, obviously. But what about the Michigan-Alabama bet he reportedly made this weekend? The one that, if he had actually made it, he would have lost? Well, apparently he didn’t make that bet. If you believe the champ’s Twitter, that was just a rumor.
I bet the Cowboys second half $200,000. This is real. Not a rumor like Michigan.instagr.am/p/POBKB0x3Rs/
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) September 6, 2012
Of course, it’s worth noting – Mayweather has never actually acknowledged a gambling loss. Is it possible that a man who places $200,000 halftime bets has never lost? No. But it’s cute that Mayweather tries to make us think that it is.
(Kudos The Big Lead)