Floyd Mayweather bet on Teofimo Lopez to beat Vasyl Lomachenko – and won huge money

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Floyd 'Money' Mayweather lived up to his nickname with a huge winning bet as Teofimo Lopez upset the odds to defeat Vasyl Lomachenko in Las Vegas.

Undefeated American Lopez went into the fight as a 31/10 underdog but inflicted a second career defeat on Ukrainian Lomachenko via unanimous points decision.

Lopez added the WBA and WBO belts to his IBF gold to become the unified lightweight champion and extended his professional record to 16 wins from 16 fights.

"I am ready to take over the world," the Brooklyn native said after the fight, which the judges scored 116-112, 119-109, 117-111 in his favour.

Their verdict will have brought great joy to Mayweather, who staked a whopping $6,500 on Lopez to win the bout.

Mayweather's fights against McGregor and Manny Pacquiao were two of the most lucrative in history
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Reacting to winning over $20,000, the retired boxing legend posted his betting slip on Instagram and wrote: "a light win".

Mayweather retired after his victory over UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017, which extended his professional record to 50 wins without loss.

The 43-year-old is arguably the biggest draw in the sport's history and reportedly earned $800million across his career, while some outlets claim he earned over $1billion.

Meanwhile, Lomachenko – who defeat Britain's Luke Campbell and Anthony Crolla last year – was unimpressed by the judges' scoring of the fight.

Teofimo Lopez outpointed Vasyl Lomachenko
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The American now holds three of the four major lightweight belts
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"I think I won the fight," he said. "But I am not going to argue it now.

"In the first half of the fight he won more rounds. In the second half I took it over. I don't agree with the scorecards."

The two-time Olympic gold medalist has a professional record of 14 wins and two losses after Lopez's victory at the MGM Grand.

Lomachenko's second defeat comes six years after his first, in which he was defeated via split decision by Orlando Salido in a featherweight title bout.

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