It doesn't look like Floyd Mayweather Jr. will need to change his "Money" nickname in 2014. The undefeated boxing champ who topped Forbes' list of highest paid athletes in 2012 and Sports Illustrated's earnings list in 2013 has opened 2014 with a pair of winning wagers on college football bowl games.
After No. 11 Oklahoma stunned No. 3 Alabama 45-31 in the Sugar Bowl, Mayweather tweeted a picture of his winning betting slip.
I bet $50,000 on Oklahoma and won. $50,000 + $52,500 =$102,500 pic.twitter.com/Q9fnqbd5Pc
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) January 3, 2014
Mayweather's sweet Sugar Bowl payout came a day after he earned some green on Michigan State's triumph over Stanford in the Rose Bowl.
Money Michigan State wearing the Money Green. Rose Bowl Champions! I bet $50,000 to win $112,500 always bet on green! pic.twitter.com/c94UPPjuGI
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) January 2, 2014
As is always the case with Mayweather, the public can never be sure how many bets he has placed on any given game. The 36-year-old boxer regularly bets on college football and has made a habit of touting his winning tickets.