WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather has reportedly bet a mind-blowing $8m on the Kentucky Wildcats to beat the Wisconsin Badgers this Saturday.
According to KennySportsradio.com founder Matt Jones, and other sources, Mayweather has staked the ludicrous sum of cash on Kentucky at -1.5 to win.
Boxing’s pound-for-pound king, who has the nickname ‘Money’, is a keen gambler - and, along with boasting about his many wins, has also admitted to losing $1m on a single bet in the past.
But do these latest reports indicate that things are getting a little out of hand for Floyd? Or maybe the 37-year-old is suffering from some sort of mid-life crisis?
After all, Mayweather doesn’t need the extra money, while he should really be fully focused on next month’s fight against Argentina’s Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas - even if he is expected to win comfortably.
But, then again, it’s his money - and he certainly has plenty of it. If these reports are true, though, and the Wildcats lose, how badly could that affect his state of mind heading into his next fight?