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Floyd 'Money' Mayweather Banks Over $280K Betting On Warriors

OAKLAND (CBS SF) -- Floyd "Money" Mayweather made some serious bank betting on the Warriors last week. The retired boxing champion got PAID, making $284,636.36 in separate bets.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. at Oracle during the NBA Finals in 2015. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

First he threw down $170,000 on Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals and made $221,000 when the Warriors won. The Dubs pulled off a 108-101 comeback at OKC after being down 3-1, and forced Game 7 to take the series.

"I bet the Splash for the Cash," said Mayweather in an Instagram post flashing a receipt for his moneyline wager.

Then, in Game 1 against the Cavs, Mayweather bet $70,000 on Golden State during the first half and almost doubled his money.

"I bet $70,000 on the Warriors for the first half and picked up a light $63,636.36 in 24 minutes," he posted on Instagram.

That may be long paper to most folks, but it seems like chump change for Mayweather who bragged about his net worth of $650 million in an earlier post.

Mayweather, a high school drop out, admits his life has been full of ups and downs, but money doesn't seem to be a problem. In 2015, Forbes ranked him number one its list of the world's highest-paid celebs and he's notorious for 'making it rain' at strip clubs, throwing down as much as $100,000 in cash.

The undefeated champ is famous for his insane bets and according to Buzzfeed, made $4.3 million in 2012 alone. It's uncertain how much Mayweather has lost, though. In an interview on Fox Sports, he admits he once kissed a million bucks goodbye on a single bet.

"You can win seven games straight, but then when you lose a million, you're like, 'man,'" he winced.

Nonetheless, those posts of his winning betting slips keep on coming.

Last year, he posted four slips with $350,000 worth of wagers on four different events -- 3 basketball games and a fight.

"The last 4 days have been great," he wrote. "I'm getting paid while watching others entertain and perform. I don't do anything for free. I bet $350,000.00 and walked away with $827,272.73." writer, producer Jan Mabry is also executive producer and host of The Bronze Report. She lives in Northern California. Follow her on Twitter @janmabr.


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