Super Bowl 2014: Floyd Mayweather denies placing $10.4m bet on the Denver Broncos after Seattle Seahawks crushing win
Mayweather says he didn't place a penny on the NFL showcase event and would only stake such a fee on a 'guaranteed win' of himself winning a fight
Floyd Mayweather Jr has denied rumours that the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos cost him $10.4m, and claimed that he didn’t even put a bet on the NFL showcase match at all.
Pictures emerged on social media site Twitter last week that the pound-for-pound number one had put the staggering sum of money on the Peyton Manning-led Broncos to win the season showcase. That looked destined to fail from the first play as the ball looped over Manning’s head for a safety that gave the Seahawks a lead they would not relinquish for the rest of the game.
With many then tweeting Mayweather over his apparent astronomical loss, the current WBC and WBA world champion cleared up the situation and confirmed he didn’t lose a cent over the match, and even claimed that if he had bet it would have been on the victorious Seahawks.
“For the record, I did not bet $10 million on the Broncos. As a matter of fact, I didn’t bet all,” Mayweather confirmed on Instagram.
“I can’t control what rumors that are put out there. Good or bad publicity keeps me relevant. The only thing I would bet $10 million on is myself.
“From the looks of my record, I’m a guaranteed win.”
The picture that originally sparked the talk of a monstrous bet was revealed to have been originally posted in 2012, which only supported Mayweather’s claims that no bet was ever made. Given that his hotly-anticipated fight with Amir Khan – should the clash be announced after Mayweather asked his fans to vote to determine his nest opponent – could generate up to £200m, we reckon the undisputed king of the ring could afford to take the hit.
However, his admission that he’d only stake $10m in himself seems a safe bet in our books.
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