Floyd Mayweather's reported pre-fight bet was eerily accurate
As Floyd Mayweather zeroed in on a flagging Conor McGregor, Sky Sports commentator Carl Froch declared 'Money' could end the fight 'whenever he chooses to'.
As the fight entered the final rounds, Mayweather upped the ante and started to land big blows. He pushed for the victory and he got it.
Following his TKO victory, in the 10th round, Mayweather told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio that he was merely waiting for McGregor to 'shoot his load' before going for the kill.
Floyd Mayweather and Sal Paolantonio have a pleasant discussion about Conor McGregor shooting his load. pic.twitter.com/VGqaJzyqU2
— Ƒunhouse (@BackAftaThis) August 27, 2017
ESPN also learned that Mayweather was so confident of finishing the fight inside 10 rounds that he placed a hefty bet on himself to get the job done. He instructed his team to lump on $100,000 at odds of -200 [or 2/1 ON]. He commented:
"I think that we bet 100 on 9.5 I gave my guy six figures to go bet.
"I have to make sure he bet because earlier today I went to the sports book to bet and they wouldn't let me bet."
It has been reported that Mayweather personally sought to bet $400,000 on the same outcome, at the M Resort, at 3:30pm on Saturday afternoon [Las Vegas time] but he was refused. Fighters are allowed place bets on themselves to win, in Vegas, but not on any specific markets like rounds of manner of victory.
So Mayweather just won an additional $50,000 from his team's bet but he could have secured himself an extra $200,000.
Don't feel too sorry for him, he is still set to clear $250m for the fight.