Floyd is in the money! Mayweather boasts $20,000 winnings after backing Teofimo Lopez to shock Vasiliy Lomachenko to become world lightweight champion
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather has revealed he won $20,000 after backing Teofimo Lopez to beat Vasiliy Lomachenko in Saturday night’s world title showdown.
The unbeaten American put in a career-best performance to stun the Ukrainian great and unify the world lightweight titles by claiming a lopsided points win.
And Mayweather – who is not short of a buck or two, having earned an astonishing $1billion over his illustrious career in the ring – boasted on Instagram after pocketing $20,000 from his $6,500 stake on Lopez.
Floyd Mayweather won $20,000 after he bet on Teofimo Lopez to beat Vasiliy Lomachenko
The American stunned Lomachenko to unify the lightweight titles in a wide points victory
The retired champion, whose nickname is ‘Money Mayweather’, captioned the photo of his winning betslip: ‘A light win’, after winning a total of $20,150.
Mayweather has a history of betting large amounts of money on sports and has been known to gamble as much as $400,000 on one event.
Lopez’ victory has become the latest winner for Mayweather after his stunning victory in Las Vegas.
The American was favoured 119-109, 117-111 and 116-112 on the ringside scorecards in a bout where Lomachenko looked sluggish and slow.
Lopez was favoured 119-109, 117-111 and 116-112 on the ringside scorecards
Lopez now boasts a record of 16-0 and added the three titles held by Lomachenko, who recorded his second defeat of his career, to the belt he won last year to become the undisputed 135-champion.
After the fight, Lomachenko felt he had performed better than the judges had indicated.
‘Definitely I am not agreeing with the scorecards,’ he said.