Friday, 3 June 2016

Floyd Mayweather scoops £271,000 win after splashing the cash to back Golden State Warriors in NBA Playoffs.

  • Floyed Mayweather retired from boxing in September 2015 with 49-0 record
  • He has been spending his millions, recently betting £117,000 on NBA game
  • Mayweather backed Golden State Warriors and won £271,000 last week
  • There have been rumours circulating about a clash with Conor McGregor

FLOYD MAYWEATHER is renowned for his big-spending antics, and the former boxing superstar has lived up to his name once more with a huge basketball bet.
With the NBA Playoffs in full swing stateside, the Moneyman placed a huge $170,000 (£117,800) wager on Golden State Warriors, despite them being the underdogs.
They faced Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final, 3-2 down and desperate for a win to save their place in the best of seven contest.
Floyd Mayweather posted his winning bet slip to Instagram after securing a huge $391,000 windfall last week
Floyd Mayweather posted his winning bet slip to Instagram after securing a huge $391,000 windfall last week
Mayweather has been enjoying his retirement of late, jet-setting and splashing the cash around the world
Mayweather has been enjoying his retirement of late, jet-setting and splashing the cash around the world
Mayweather's latest bet came after Stephen Curry (right) and Co won Game 6 of the Western Conference Final
Mayweather's latest bet came after Stephen Curry (right) and Co won Game 6 of the Western Conference Final
Mayweather backed the Warriors - and backed them big - to return $391,000 (£271,000), well over doubling his money after their 108-101 victory.
Not only that, but the Warriors went on to win the decider 96-88 and book their place against Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.
The first of seven contests between the two sides got underway on Thursday night, with the Warriors coming out 104-89 winners in Oakland.
Posting his previous bet on Instagram just hours after the Warriors' latest victory, Mayweather wrote: 'In Game 6, #OKC was the favorite to beat the #Warriors... but I bet Splash for the Cash. I bet money line for $170,000 and won $221,000. www.themoneyteam.com'.
With his boxing career officially over at 49-0, Pretty Boy has plenty of time on his hands to spend his millions, but still there are rumours flying around about a return to the ring.
It wouldn't be any old fight though, with UFC star Conor McGregor rumoured to be in talks over an inter-discipline clash with the American.
The retired boxer has been looking for a pay-off of around £70million for a fight against Conor McGregor
The retired boxer has been looking for a pay-off of around £70million for a fight against Conor McGregor
Mayweather uploaded a photo to Instagram teasing at a fight between himself and McGregor on Sunday night
Mayweather uploaded a photo to Instagram teasing at a fight between himself and McGregor on Sunday night
Golden State Warriors made it through to the NBA Finals, and beat Cleveland Cavaliers 104-89 on Thursday
Golden State Warriors made it through to the NBA Finals, and beat Cleveland Cavaliers 104-89 on Thursday

Mayweather fuelled the rumours on his Instagram account last week when he shared a picture of what appeared to be an unofficial poster, suggesting he is keen to fight the Irish superstar.
There have previously been suggestions that while Mayweather would receive around $100million (£70m) for the bout, McGregor would be paid only $7million (£4.8m).
The UFC Featherweight Champion criticised that suggestion. 
'I hear the boy talking – and it him was that leaked the rumour –that he gets a $100million and I get $7m– that's a paycut for me. I don't take paycuts,' McGregor told ESPN's Sunday Conversation.
'I thought boxing was where the money was at. The $7m is absolutely laughable. If he's getting a $100m, I'm also talking $100m.

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