It’s not only the boxers and organisers of the fight of the century that are out to make big money from the fight that has been dubbed the biggest fight in history.
A number of celebrities, including Puff Daddy, 50cent and Mark Wahlberg have all placed bets on their favourite fighter, hoping to score big in the matchup between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
50 Cent is a big Mayweather fan, even though the two have had a rocky past. But if Mayweather can beat Pacquiao, he’ll make the rapper a much happier man, because he has placed a bet of $1.6 million that Mayweather will be victorious on May 2nd.
Diddy certainly isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to putting his money where his mouth is ahead of the mega-fight.
The rapper and producer placed a $250,000 bet with Hollywood actor and friend Mark Wahlberg that ‘Money’ Mayweather will come out on top in the bout.
In the video posted to Instagram, Diddy originally suggests a $100,000 wager, before being raised by Wahlberg as the duo chat while sitting by a swimming pool.
American boxer Adrien Broner also revealed he will be putting down $10,000 that there will be stoppage during the fight.
And if that wasn’t quite enough, the 25-year-old three-time world champion also admitted he could put as much as $50,000 down on the fight which takes place this weekend.
The Las Vegas mega-fight is set to shatter revenue records too, with contributions from five title sponsors amounting to $13.2million, roughly three times the previous highest amount.
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