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Super Bowl bet: Is Floyd Mayweather really gambling $10 million?

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Numerous media outlets are reporting that boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather (45-0, 26 KO), one of the top two or three highest paid athletes in the world, has bet the Denver Broncos will defeat the Seattle Seahawks later this evening. Floyd is known to gamble tens and thousands of dollars at a time so it's not his alleged Super Bowl bet that's making headlines.

In fact, Floyd Mayweather placing a $100,000 wager these days is hardly worth reporting anymore.

But if the latest rumors are true, the undefeated fight legend certainly outdone himself this time.

Unconfirmed reports say 'Money May' has bet a mind-blowing $10.4 million on the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII.

So exactly how much is $10 million USD?
  • 6,085,690 British pounds
  • 7,417,850 euros
  • 11,433,800 Australian dollars

It's a staggering sum by any standard or currency.

Laceup Boxing tweeted this Monday:


Although The Denver Post's First-And-Orange blog first apparently collaborated the story via Las Vegas bookies, the boxing site FightHype.com, the only website Floyd Mayweather gives exclusive access to, refutes the allegations.

According to the site, Mayweather's massage therapist, denied the rumor.

"No, that's not true at all," Doralie Medina told FightHype.com.

But... the massage therapist?

Does Ms. Medina really know for sure and why hasn't FightHype received a confirmation or denial from Floyd Mayweather himself who was purportedly with the massage therapist when she denied story? 

Perhaps we'll get confirmation after the game? If the Broncos win and Floyd doesn't post his winnings on Facebook or Twitter, maybe we can safely assume it was just a hoax.

Boxing's top pound-for-pound fighter and current WBC Welterweight and WBC/RING Magazine Jr. Middleweight Champion, the hard-working, freakishly-skilled Floyd Mayweather is known for being a big gambler... Outside the ring, of course.

According to Grantland's Dermot Hunt who has been tracking Mayweather's gambling-related Twitter announcements since 2012, the fight extraordinaire has tweeted pics of nearly 50 gambling wins that totaled nearly $4 million. Of course, any loses Floyd may have incurred at that time were not discussed nor posted. (Source: Grantland)

Floyd loves to showcase his gambling conquests on social media


Last fall, Floyd Mayweather, Forbes' 2012 Highest Paid Athlete, took home a guaranteed $41.5 million (which did not include any residuals he many have received) for his September 14th bout with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. The blockbuster boxing event, The One: Mayweather vs Canelo, ranked as the highest-grossing pay-per-view of all time, garnering approximately $150 million in U.S. pay-per-view revenue.

Floyd Mayweather, who easily silenced Alvarez that night, is expected to announce his next opponent after the Super Bowl.

Money, money, money. The animated preview of Mayweather vs Canelo focuses on Floyd's money and lavish lifestyle and includes the sports legend wiping with legal tender on a solid gold toilet ( Courtesy Taiwanese Animators

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