People who love sports are known for their love for the game and making money from it through gambling. As they already have a good knowledge regarding the game, it should be normal for professional boxers to bet on the same sport. Being fans of the boxing game, people have probably heard their fair share of boxers that love gambling on sports and casinos.
In this article, we will be, with the help of CasinoScout.ca, listing out few popular boxing stars that are much involved in sports betting and lifestyle in a casino.
Little is known about Manny Pacquiao’s gambling habits as he is considered one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. Aside from boxing, the Filipino boxer was also into gambling as he was used to betting on sports like cockfighting, boxing, and football. Sports Illustrated Magazine’s Chris Mannix previously made the Filipino’s gambling habits known to the world after taking several $100,000 trips to the poker tables in casinos in Vegas back in 2011.
Pacquiao was known for gambling in several casinos in Australia, Canada and Macau while showing his immense interest in betting on cockfight games. He usually bet with an amount of around $50,000 on each cockfight matches, but there was an instance the professional boxer exceeded his record to make a huge bet of $360,000 on a single cockfight game in the Philippines. The report has it that Pacquiao is no longer interested in indulging in hilarious bets like that ever since and he also stopped throwing his cash around.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather is one of the most popular professional boxers in the last few years. He previously admitted to the media that he tried to place a bet worth $400,000 on his fight against Conor McGregor and he went on to post his winning bets on his official Instagram account. Not an amount that is very usually to spend in a 5 dollar minimum deposit casino in Canada, but Floyd has some dimes to spend. So why not?
He also loves betting on various sports like Boxing and Basketball, which he confirmed to the world after posting a huge win of $827,272.73 after a bet worth $350,000 on basketball and boxing match between Gennady Golokvin and Willy Monroe in Canada.
He attempted to place a bet of $400,000 on his fight against Conor McGregor predicting the match will end in fewer than 9.5 rounds at 20 odds. Mayweather prefers to bet on his favourite sports and he has been able to secure wins after wins from his bets. He is quite frequent on betting on NBA games having posted his 6-figure bets on social media recently.
Mike Tyson is also one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time. He is also known for betting on several sports event which includes boxing. In his boxing years, Tyson was known for spending his money on the regulated lottery in Canada, while being famous in major casinos as well as sports betting.
Having made a total of $300 million during his time as a boxer, Tyson used to spend his cash on making crazy bets and women which was one of the reasons he lost most of his wealth.
Listed in this list means that this popular lightweight boxer also had his fair share of gambling addictions. He was known to spend his cash in several casinos and he was quite successful with it as he had made six-figure bets on poker tables. For passing bad checks at a casino in Las Vegas and Toronto, the boxers faced criminal charges before becoming debt-ridden after investing huge money in the stock market with little returns.
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