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Floyd Mayweather has million$ of reasons for UM to hang with Tide

File picture shows Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. flexing on the scale during an official weigh-in in Las Vegas, Nevada AP

It’s not exactly a state secret that Floyd Mayweather likes to dabble a bit in and around the world sports gambling.  The boxer, however, has taken that dabbling to extraordinary new heights.


According to the International Business Times, Mayweather has placed nearly $3 million in bets on the Michigan-Alabama neutral-field game Saturday night.  Specifically, USA Today reports, Mayweather has placed a total of $2.9 million in wagers with nine different sportsbooks that the No. 8 Wolverines will cover the spread against the Tide.

At the time, UM  is currently somewhere just north or south — depending on the book — of a 14-point underdog to the defending BcS champions and the No. 3 team in the country heading into the new season.

Mayweather, who has not confirmed or denied any amount of money he may or may not have riding on the game, received a $32 million payday back in May for his bout with Miguel Cotto, although he served two months in prison shortly thereafter for a domestic violence conviction.

In late April, Mayweather bet on the Los Angeles Clippers over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game One of their first-round series of the NBA playoffs.  The Clippers rallied from 24 points down with less than eight minutes to go, netting Mayweather a reported $1.8 million.  He also won $1 million when he picked the New England Patriots to beat the Denver Broncos during last season’s NFL playoffs as well as $900,000 for a New Jersey Nets regular-season win over the New York Knicks.

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14 Responses to “Floyd Mayweather has million$ of reasons for UM to hang with Tide”
  1. gatordontplay says: Aug 31, 2012 8:28 AM


  2. cometkazie says: Aug 31, 2012 8:42 AM

    Yawn . . . .

  3. skids003 says: Aug 31, 2012 8:54 AM

    He is what he is.

  4. bigbuckeye76 says: Aug 31, 2012 8:56 AM

    I wish I had what these idiots pissed away in gambling..

  5. seanb20124 says: Aug 31, 2012 10:46 AM

    Please report his losses as well

  6. kozbee says: Aug 31, 2012 11:07 AM

    Very few boxers stay wealthy after they retire,broke with not a dime to show for (tyson,clay).Mayweather getting that payday of 32 million is just as dumb as those blowing their money cause they left their brains in the ring hanging off anothers gloves.Reason he goes for a long shot is to win big money.Bama without Hightower,Trent and a few more that made the NC are no longer there.Maybe Mayweather is seeing something here that Bama no longer has.Who knows what might come of this game,hey where is my bookie?

  7. dmvtransplant says: Aug 31, 2012 11:36 AM

    He needs to get back to his day job, avoiding Manny Pacquiao and increasing the slow death to Pro Boxing.

  8. primetime0552 says: Aug 31, 2012 12:00 PM

    Pacquiao is the one who won’t agree to drug testing. Pacquiao has also failed drug tests in his career. if I was Mayweather I wouldn’t fight without drug testing either. you’re a hater though, so of course you’ll say Mayweather is avoiding him. Pacquiao better just hope he can beat Bradley the second time around.

    Mayweather only bet Michigan to cover. At 13.5 Michigan should cover. Pretty safe bet IMO

  9. acdc84 says: Aug 31, 2012 1:28 PM

    “Reason he goes for a long shot is to win big money”

    I always laugh when people comment about something they know NOTHING about. If Money-May wagered $2.9M on Michigan to cover he’s in line to win about $2.63M.

    I wish kozbee was my bookie!!!!

  10. mogogo1 says: Aug 31, 2012 6:50 PM

    Countdown to the inevitable bankruptcy filing… If Tyson could blow all his money, Mayweather can, too.

  11. sparty0n says: Sep 1, 2012 2:38 AM

    Well he just pissed away $3 mil, cause Bama’s gonna crush em

  12. rrussellndfan says: Sep 1, 2012 4:13 PM

    Bama will out score UM by 20 in the first half and win by 30. Stupid bet. Denard is over rated!

  13. peteycroubs says: Sep 1, 2012 9:55 PM

    Russell i hope you bet on you halftime call! This was a moronic bet. I don’t care how much money you have losing 3 million in one night should make you throw up.

  14. tigersgeaux says: Sep 1, 2012 11:44 PM

    Mayweather is a good self-promoter, and a lousy gambler. The Crimson Tide drowned the Wolverines 41-14. Michigan did NOT cover the spread. Mayweather lost. Michigan lost. The Bama defense showed alot of problems in Michigan’s offense and Denard’s problems reaching his receivers.

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