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Mayweather tweets about $75K in winnings with bets on UConn in Final Four

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The official weigh-in for undefeated boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

“Money” is at it again.

Boxing champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather took to Twitter this week to brag about winning a combined $75,000 in two Final Four bets on the Connecticut Huskies, the eventual national champion.

“I bet on the underdogs @uconnhuskies twice within the last three days. $75,636,” Mayweather tweeted on Tuesday, posting pictures of two winning tickets. He made a similar post on his Instagram account.

On Saturday, he placed a $37,000 halftime wager on the Huskies, getting six points in a national semifinals contest. Connecticut defeated the favored Florida Gators, resulting in Mayweather winning $33,636.35.

For Monday’s championship game, Mayweather again went with the Huskies. This timethe Las Vegas boxer placed a $30,000 moneyline bet that paid him $42,000 when Connecticut scored a 60-54 upset over Kentucky.

Mayweather has been known to bet large sums on sporting events. In September 2013, on his Twitter account he bragged about winning $200,000 on a $220,000 bet on a Texas A&M football game. The tweet, which has since been deleted, included a photo of the winning ticket.

In February, though, he denied losing a $10 million bet on the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.

In a post on his Instagram account, Mayweather congratulated the Seattle Seahawks for their crushing 43-8 victory and said, “For the record, I did NOT bet $10 million on the Broncos. As a matter of fact, I didn’t bet at all...The only thing I would bet $10 million on is MYSELF. From the looks of my record, I’m a guaranteed WIN!!!”

He’ll get that chance next month: The undefeated WBC Welterweight champion will fight Robert Guerrero on May 4 in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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