Many sports people like to bet and make money from it. Since they are already well-informed about the game as professional boxers, it is easy for them to bet on the same sport. There are some interesting big-get tales of boxers who placed them which were accepted by online bookmakers. This list talks briefly about some of the popular boxing stars who are much interested in sports betting,
- Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The famous boxing Champion Floyd Mayweather loves betting and he himself has admitted to the media that he attempted a place a bet of $400,000 on his fight against Conor McGregor. The 38-year old boxing king has proudly posted on his official Instagram account about his winning bets. He likes to bet on various sports events including Basketball and Boxing. He posted that he made a huge win of $827,272.73 by betting a total of $350,000 on a combination of basketball and boxing game between Willy Monroe and Gennady Golokvin.
He also said he attempted to place $400,000 on the fight between himself and Conor McGregor betting that it will end in fewer than 9.5 rounds at 200 odds. Mayweather is an ardent sports-betting fan who likes to bet on his favourite sports events and he has been so far successful in making money from these bets. Floyd Mayweather is used to frequently bet on various sports events including his recent 6-figure bets on various NBA games. He also openly shares about his success stories on his social media accounts including Instagram and Facebook.
- Manny Pacquiao
Though Floyd Mayweather’s gambling stores have become very popular, little is known to known the world about this boxing champion Manny Pacquiao’s gambling addiction. He was also more into betting like Mayweather and used to bet on various events like sports like football, boxing and even cockfighting. Chris Mannix of the Sports Illustrated Magazine has reported about the crazy gambling binges of Pacquiao who has taken several $100,000 trips to the poker tables in Vegas during 2011. Pacquiao used to gamble in various casinos in Macau and Australia as well and he has a serious interest in betting on cockfights. He normally bets around $50,000 on the cockfight matches, but on one instance he went really crazy and made a huge bet of $360,000 on a single cockfight in Philippines which is hilarious. But he has stopped doing such crazy bets since then and he doesn’t like to throw around his anymore.
- Evander Holyfield
Five-time heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield is also an ardent gambler and sports better. The boxer who made huge earnings of £150million from his career had lost most of his money on funding his three costly divorces and on gambling. He likes to bet on various sports events like Basketball, boxing and football. He became famous after the heavyweight fight against Mike Tyson who chewed his ear and spit on the ring. He had spent a lot of money betting around boxing events though he has not been successful as a gambler in his life. He eventually got broke since he spent most of his money on gambling and sports betting.
- Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson is one of the most aggressive players and a popular heavyweight champion who is also known to bet on various sports event including boxing. He used to spend his earnings on regulated lottery, gambling in famous casinos and also sports betting. The boxer who made a fortune of $300 million form his boxing career used to throw away his money on crazy bets and women because of which he has lost most of his fortune.
- Vinny Pazienza
This famous lightweight boxing champion had a successful career and also had a large addiction to gambling and betting. This boxing star from Rhode Island used to spend so much time in Casinos and used to make six-figure bets on poker tables. He also faced criminal charges once for passing bad checks in a casino in Las Vegas. He also invested so much money in stock market and he became debt-ridden due to his poor money management skills. Nevertheless, he loved sports betting and used to throw his money on various gambling and betting sites.