Floyd Mayweather Jr has denied reports that the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl victory cost him $10.4m (€7.7m), and claimed he didn’t even put a bet on the NFL showcase match.
A picture circulated on Twitter during the week suggested that Mayweather put the staggering sum of money on the Peyton Manning-led Broncos to win.
Mayweather’s Twitter account was bombarded by fans as the game slipped away from the Broncos so the current WBC and WBA world champion released a statement.
“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 [sic] 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.”
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