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

Floyd Mayweather has revealed he won $20,000 after backing Teofimo Lopez to beat Vasyl 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 – who is not short of a buck or two, having earned an astonishing $1billion over his illustrious career in the ring – boasted on Instagram after pocketing $20,000 from his $6,500 stake on Lopez.

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

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

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

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

The retired champion, whose nickname is ‘Money Mayweather’ in a nod to his substantial career earnings, 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 was seen as the favourite.

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 suffered just the second defeat of his career.

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

‘I think in the first half he had more rounds than I did, but in the second half I took over and I was much better,’ he said.

‘I want to go home and review the fight, I can’t comment right now much about it. Definitely I’m not agreeing with the scorecards.’

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