Mayweather cashes in on Canelo defeat with $42,500 betting win

By Sports Desk May 08, 2022

Floyd Mayweather was celebrating another Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez defeat in Las Vegas on Saturday after Dmitry Bivol's victory earned him $42,500.

Russian Bivol retained his WBA light heavyweight title at the T-Mobile Arena, claiming the scalp of the Mexican superstar with a unanimous decision victory.

Super-middleweight king Canelo suffered only the second loss of his illustrious career stepping up in weight, with all three judges scoring the bout at 115-113 in favour of Bivol.

Mayweather consigned Canelo, rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, to the only other defeat of his professional career at the T-Mobile Arena nine years ago.

The retired American legend cashed in on the 31-year-old's second defeat, placing a $10,000 bet on Bivol to come out on top for a return of $52,500.

Mayweather posted a picture of his winning betting slip on Instagram and wrote: "Easy pick up."

Alvarez confirmed he would exercise his rematch clause.

Related items

  • 'You want a million, you got it!' – Tyson Fury takes on Jake Paul's bet 'You want a million, you got it!' – Tyson Fury takes on Jake Paul's bet

    Tyson Fury has accepted Jake Paul's offer of a $1million wager on the outcome of the YouTuber's fight with his half-brother, Tommy Fury.

    Paul and Tommy Fury are set to finally meet in the ring on August 6 in New York after months of going numerous rounds on social media.

    The pair were due to fight in December but Tommy Fury withdrew due to illness and injury. Attempts to reschedule the bout were initially fruitless, with Paul declaring his rival had blown his chance.

    However, a breakthrough was finally reached this week after both fighters confirmed on social media that they were set to face off.

    In a recent interview, heavyweight champion and Tommy's elder half-brother Tyson said he would have no issues betting £100,000 on his relative overcoming Paul.

    Paul responded to that on social media, telling Fury: "You made $40 million, let's up the ante, let's bet a million, two million, however much you want to bet on it!" 

    Not one to back down from a challenge, Fury posted a video of his own on social media, saying he would gladly raise the bet to $1m.

    "This is a message for Jake Paul," he said. "I hear you want to bet a bigger bet than $100,000. You want a bigger bet, you want $1m. Let's do it! You want a million, you got it!"

  • Canelo predicts KO against Golovkin in trilogy match Canelo predicts KO against Golovkin in trilogy match

    Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez was in bullish mood as he outlined his confidence of a knockout victory in his trilogy bout with Gennady Golovkin.

    Alvarez and Golovkin have shared a heated rivalry since 2017, when the first meeting between the pair ended in a controversial split draw.

    The Mexican won the rematch in 2018, but the mutual dislike still feels fresh.

    "A knockout, that’s what I see," Canelo (57-2-2, 39 KOs) said when asked in a news conference to predict the outcome at T-Mobile Arena.

    The undisputed super middleweight champion is coming off a loss to Dmitry Bivol but insists he can handle Golovkin, whose record stands at 42-1-1, 37 KOs.

    "I got tired as the fight went on, and as far as the loss, you take the loss and you move on," Canelo added.

    "I'm more dangerous now than before. It's personal to me."

    When asked if he wants to "punish" Golovkin in their third – and likely final – meeting, Canelo told Fighthype: "Yes, because he always talks about me, a lot of s*** about me."

    Canelo also alleged that his opponent has been biding his time, focused only on another rematch and a final payday before the 40-year-old Golovkin retires.

    "He's fighting a lot of C- and D-level fighters, and I'm staying busy fighting the best fighters out there. It doesn't make sense, right? I'm glad to be here," Canelo added.

  • Joshua: 'When I beat Usyk, I'll get the credit I deserve' Joshua: 'When I beat Usyk, I'll get the credit I deserve'

    Anthony Joshua remains confident he will beat Oleksandr Usyk in the pair's rematch in August and feels a win will give him the "credit he deserves".

    The two-time unified heavyweight champion lost his belts in a one-sided defeat to Usyk (19-0) at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last September and neither of the duo has been in the ring since.

    That loss ended any immediate hope of an all-British heavyweight unification bout between Joshua (24-2) and Tyson Fury, with the former also receiving a wealth of criticism for the manner of the loss.

    Changes were therefore needed for the rematch, which will take place in Saudi Arabia on August 20, and Joshua parted ways with long-term coach Rob McCormack – now partnering with Robert Garcia.

    However, Joshua suggests he has been treated unfairly since that defeat and believes a win against Usyk will secure him legendary status within boxing.

    "I feel when I go and beat Usyk, I'll get the credit I deserve again. And I'll get the admiration for being a true boxing legend," he told ESPN.

    "I fought for the heavyweight championship in my 16th fight; I felt like it's kind of overlooked. This is my 12th title fight in a row.

    "I just feel like sometimes even though we're selling out arenas and it's good to be popular, I don't really care for that stuff. I'd just want the respect in the division."

    Joshua identified that changes were necessary following the loss to Usyk, the second of his professional career after a defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019 – who he then beat in a rematch to reclaim his belts.

    That means Joshua has defeated every opponent he has faced for a heavyweight title in his career, with the exception of Usyk, and is confident he can correct the record in Jeddah.

    "It makes me feel more comfortable knowing that I've been in a ring with a fighter before, but ultimately he might come completely different," he added.

    "I definitely feel my training approach changes because I knew where I wasn't good enough, you know, areas where I was exposed.

    "And look, I've got a third chance to become heavyweight champion of the world. I'm not just gonna go in there thinking it's gonna be easy. I will address the weaknesses and then I'll make sure I get it right and become champion again. I think it's a task that's definitely possible.

    "Now, it's all about, 'oh, he's not good enough anyway,' so that's the motivation to prove I'm good enough. Cause when you are doing it and you're on top, it's hard to get the credit."

© 2022 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.