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Floyd Mayweather Gambling: 'Money' Bets $10 Million On Broncos In Super Bowl 48? Adrien Broner After Marcos Maidana Defeat: 'People Feel Like Mayweather Took A Loss' [VIDEO]

Raimundo Ortiz
By Raimundo Ortiz @AroundtheMundo
on Jan 27, 2014 03:09 PM EST
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Pound-for-pound boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Photo : Reuters)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a well-known gambler, who may have made his craziest bet yet. According to reports, "Money" plopped down a cool $10.4 million on the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning to emerge victorious in Super Bowl XLVIII.

The Vegas Gambling Steam Twitter feed tweeted out this message, "*Betting Info* Floyd Mayweather L48hours bet 10.4Million on Broncos -2 (Action with 7 different shops + 4 offshore accts) 8Million in credit."

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That tweet was followed by another that read, "#Pregame Gambling sources expect another line move as Mayweather's bet starts making noise in the industry. Floyd has multiple credit lines."

 

Mayweather has been known to make massive bets on big events, and has made major coin betting across several sports, including the NFL, NBA, and both NCAA football and basketball. Mayweather famously gave Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel a shoutout when he chose them to cover a 17.5-point halftime spread. That ticket was for $22,000 however, which pales in comparison to the eight-figures being mentioned here.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s winning Johnny Manziel ticket. (Photo: Twitter)
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s winning Johnny Manziel ticket. (Photo: Twitter)

While Mayweather is making waves in the casinos, his "lil bro" Adrien Broner has kept Floyd's name on his tongue despite catching the first loss of his career. On the most recent Showtime boxing card Broner made a strange boast during an interview with Brian Kenny.

When asked if taking an immediate rematch with Marcos Maidana, who battered him in December and knocked him to the mat twice, Broner responed by saying-- "I'm a fighter. If I go on, I know I can beat anybody. If I (do something else), then what they say? 'Oh, at least Maidana beat him.' I'm the closest thing to Floyd Mayweather, so since I took my loss, everybody feel like Floyd Mayweather took a loss.

"Because I'm the closest thing to him. And still to this day I'm the closest thing to him. We gonna be OK. My next fight, I hope I fight Maidana, but if I don't, it's OK."

Most who watched his fight with Maidana may disagree, but at 24 years old, it wouldn't necessarily be wise to totally count him out.

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