Mayweather Promises to Bet Big on Himself to Win the Fight against Conor McGregor

With the fight against Conor McGregor days away, Floyd Mayweather promised to bet huge on him winning. According to some speculations, the sum could be around $5 million.

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One of the most hyped fights in this century, Floyd Mayweather against Conor McGregor, is days away, and things are getting even more heated between the two. Now, Mayweather promised to bet big on himself to win the fight, with CBS Sports speculating that it could be a sum of $5 million.

Mayweather is so sure in himself walking out victorious, that he believes his win is a pure formality, and that’s why he is looking to earn a bit more money on top of $350 million he is projected to earn from the fight itself.

You guys will see the ticket, don’t worry. You guys will see the betting ticket. I can’t really say what’s the number, but I will bet something heavy. Will it be my biggest ever? Most likely.” – said Mayweather recently.

Anyone who follows the life (or Twitter account) of Floyd Mayweather, knows he is no stranger to big bets. He famously made a $1.1 million bet on Oregon to beat Arizona State in October 2012 and won. Also, in 2014 he put $800,000 on the Denver Broncos to win over the New York Jets. Although Mayweather only brags with winning tickets, there are several confirmations that he also lost the bets in the past. Although Dana White, president of UFC, said in 2013 that Mayweather often bets on himself, there are no proofs for that. The only thing we know is that Mayweather’s entourage occasionally made smaller bets on him to win in a fight.

If you are wondering how it would be legal for someone to make a bet on himself, you should know that there are no regulations forbidding the fighters to bet on themselves to win a fight. On the other hand, if a fighter makes a bet against himself, the law steps in.

Fight Information:
Place: Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena
Date: Saturday, Aug. 26
Start Time: 9 p.m. ET
Watch: Pay-Per-View ($99.95)


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