Floyd is in the money! Mayweather has won $ 20,000 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 match.
The unbeaten American put in a career-best performance amaze Ukrainian greatness and unite the lightweight world titles by claiming a skewed point win.
And Mayweather – who is not short of a few dollars and had made an astonishing $ 1 billion from his illustrious career in the ring – boasted on Instagram after raising $ 20,000 from his $ 6,500 stake on Lopez.
Floyd Mayweather won $ 20,000 after betting on Teofimo Lopez to beat Vasiliy Lomachenko
The American stunned Lomachenko to unite the lightweight titles in a big victory on points
The retired champion, nicknamed ‘Money Mayweather’ captioned the photo of his winning betting slip: ‘A Light Win’, after winning a total of $ 20,150.
Mayweather has a history of betting large sums on sports and is known for wager as much as $ 400,000 on a single event.
Lopez’s win has become Mayweather’s last winner after his stunning Las Vegas win.
The American was preferred 119-109, 117-111 and 116-112 on ringside scorecards in a fight where Lomachenko looked slow and sluggish.
Lopez was preferred 119-109, 117-111 and 116-112 on ringside scorecards
Lopez now has a record of 16-0, adding Lomachenko’s three titles, who recorded his second defeat in his career, to the tie he won last year to become the undisputed 135 champion.
After the fight, Lomachenko felt he had performed better than the jury had indicated.
“I totally disagree with the scorecards,” he said.
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