The rich just keep on getting richer. On a jackpot was hit by Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather on a video poker machine at a Las Vegas casino. He did not say which one.
But the undefeated “Pretty Boy” did show off his big win on Instagram. He started with $20,000 at a25-per-credit “Ten Play Draw Poker” machine.
Soon after the 50-0 fighter started playing, he hit a royal flush on one of his 10 hands, which paid 4,000 credits, or $100,000. He won a total of $.
For most, that amount of money goes towards paying off a student loan, starting a company, or a down payment on a new house. However, when you’reand have made over $1 billion during your boxing career, that money is immaterial.
Unknown Poker Background
It’s uncertain if “Money” has any experience playing poker or if he sticks to video poker. But he did put his name and face on a “Wild Poker” app in 2017, a play money poker game that is poker, the greatest poker game ever, or so he says.
“I am always asked to place my name on stuff, but Wild Poker is different than any game I’ve ever seen. It goes to another level, although it’s poker. There’s an entirely new level of strategy with the power ups. It’s a cutting-edge game, this is that next thing, and like everything I put my name on, Wild Poker is the best ever,” Mayweather said in 2017.
The free app, which can be found on Google Play and the App Store, is a role-playing game that puts a unique twist on Texas hold’em.
Best Boxer Ever?
Poker did not put food on the table of Mayweather. ESPN ranks Floyd, who never lost a boxing match in 50 tries, as the ideal pound-for-pound fighter of the last 25 years. BoxRec, dubbed the “encyclopedia of boxing,” took it one-step farther and ranks “Pretty Boy” as the best fighter of all-time.
Despite Mayweather’s unblemished record, fans and some boxing analysts consider him overrated. Floyd’s boxing style was to avoid trading punches and require a defense-first approach. Many won because he refused to participate much and said he danced around in the ring.
But outside the ring, Floyd actually landed some punches … on women. Mayweather, who made nine figures for all his previous two fights against Manny Pacquiao and, has a disturbing history of domestic violence.
Since 2002, he is twice pled guilty to charges of domestic violence and had another conviction dismissed four years later. In 2010, he hit his ex-girlfriend in front of their two children and received a 90-day prison sentence.
He received a combined 48 hours of community service for two other guilty pleas for battery domestic violence, the normal sentence for a wealthy individual in the United States. In 2003, he was sued by his ex-girlfriend for allegedly punching her repeatedly in the face and slamming a car door in her face. The lawsuit was eventually dismissed.
But, hey, he just won a100,000 that he will never spend. Congrats.