Golovkin helps Mayweather bag almost $500,000 profit on huge bets
Pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather has been counting his winnings once again after gambling big on several sporting events over the last few days.
The self-professed ‘Best Ever’ laid out $350,000 on a total of four wagers, including a $50,000 stake on middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin to defeat Willie Monroe Jr in under five and a half rounds.
Seeing as referee Jack Reiss pulled Monroe out 45 seconds into the sixth round following a systematic breakdown by the Kazakh puncher, ‘Money’ walked a away with a $65,000 gain after banking $115,000 in returns.
Mayweather added another $400,000 plus on NBA basketball games Houston Rockets v LA Clippers and Atlanta Hawks v Washington Wizards to seal almost $500,000 on top of his original stake.
“The last four days have been great. I’m getting paid while watching others entertain and perform. I don’t do anything for free. I bet $350,000.00 and walked away with $827,272.73,” proclaimed a satisfied Mayweather.
The five-weight world title holder’s win comes just two weeks’ on from Mayweather receiving upwards of $250 million for just 36 minutes in the ring against rival Manny Pacquiao on May 2.
Pay-per-view sales could top over five million, according to Mayweather himself, as the super-rich American pushed his outstanding record to 48-0 with a unanimous points win over the talented Filipino.