Floyd is in the money! Mayweather boasts $20,000 winnings after backing Teofimo Lopez to shock Vasiliy Lomachenko to become world lightweight champion

Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather has revealed he won $20,000 after backing Teofimo Lopez to beat Vasiliy Lomachenko in Saturday night’s world title showdown.

The unbeaten American put in a career-best performance to stun the Ukrainian great and unify the world lightweight titles by claiming a lopsided points win.

 And Mayweather boasted on Instagram after backing Lopez and staking $6,500 on him to defeat the favourite Lomachenko.

Floyd Mayweather won $20,000 after he bet on Teofimo Lopez to beat Vasilly Lomachenko

Floyd Mayweather won $20,000 after he bet on Teofimo Lopez to beat Vasilly Lomachenko

The American stunned Lomachenko to unify the lightweight titles in points victory

The American stunned Lomachenko to unify the lightweight titles in points victory

The retired champion, whose nickname is ‘Money Mayweather’, captioned the photo of his winning betslip: ‘A light win’, after winning a total of $20,150.

Mayweather has a history of betting large amounts of money on sports and has been known to gamble as much as $400,000 on one event.

Lopez’ victory has become the latest winner for Mayweather after his stunning victory in Las Vegas.

The American was favoured 119-109, 117-111 and 116-112 on the ringside scorecards in a bout where Lomachenko looked sluggish and slow.

Lopez was favoured 119-109, 117-111 and 116-112 on the ringside scorecards

Lopez was favoured 119-109, 117-111 and 116-112 on the ringside scorecards

Lopez now boasts a record of 16-0 and added the three titles held by Lomachenko, who recorded his second defeat of his career, to the belt he won last year to become the undisputed 135-champion. 

After the fight, Lomachenko felt he had performed better than the judges had indicated.

‘Definitely I am not agreeing with the scorecards,’ he said. 

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