Maybe that's not quite as big of a deal to Mayweather as it is to the average bettor. But it's quite a chunk of money to place on one game. He apparantly placed the wager(s) through 11 different sportsbooks, 7 in Vegas and 4 online bookmakers.
Hey, it may even give some people who had nobody to root for a reason to root for either Denver or Seattle. Boxing fans that love Mayweather could possibly be rooting for the Broncos now, while Mayweather haters may be pulling for the Seahawks.
It's not the first time Mayweather has caught some attention placing large wagers on sporting events. He won $50,000 on the Sugar Bowl. He's rumoured to bet $3M on Michigan, and another $5M on the heat once. But $10.4 Million is a whole different level of sports betting. According to reports he's only worth $80 Million total. Not that that's chump change. But if you think about it, he's risking over 12.5 % of his net worth.
Most professional gamblers don't recommend risking over 3% of your bankroll on any single wager. Some say up to 5% max, others recommend even much less. Maybe Floyd's taken one too many hits to the noggin. Or maybe he know's something the rest of us don't. Either way, it's a crazy amount to place on a sporting event where anything can happen.
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