If you are a fan of sports betting and gambling, you can attest to how fun and exciting this pastime can be. With the right approach, you can make a nice bit of extra money. Plus, there’s the thrill of finding out if you won or not. Popular ways to wager include websites like SBOBET and betting at the actual event. But fans aren’t the only ones who enjoy betting on a game – athletes enjoy it, too.
For fans of boxing, there are quite a few boxers who have their fair share of gambling. Here are some notable gamblers you might recognise:
1. Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson, born on June 30th, 1966, is a famous heavyweight boxer from Brooklyn. He had a long career as a boxer and was the youngest person to win the heavyweight title, claiming it at only 20 years old. In addition to his career as a professional boxer, Tyson also enjoyed participating in sbobet and gambling. When it came to making stakes, Tyson spent a lot of his earnings on boxing events. Tyson also enjoyed visiting the casinos and trying to win the lottery.
2. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Another memorable boxer with a hand in the betting circle is Floyd Mayweather Jr. Born February 24th, 1977 in Grand Rapids, MI, Mayweather successfully boxed in several different weight classes during his career. He also won a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics. He likes to wager on boxing (even going so far as to bet on himself) as well as basketball. When it comes to talking about his gambling, he loves to post about it on his various social media accounts.
3. Evander Holyfield
Evander Holyfield has spent a lot of time as a sports better during his career. Holyfield was born October 19th, 1962 in Atmore, AL. A lot of his fame came after his big fight with Mike Tyson. Unfortunately for Holyfield, his gambling efforts didn’t always result in the most successful outcomes. He often entered his plays for boxing, basketball, and football events.
4. Vinny Pazienza
Born on December 16th, 1962 in Cranston, RI, Vinny Pazienza (also known as Vinny Paz) is a famous lightweight boxing champion. During his career, Pazienza enjoyed gambling at a variety of casinos, and he also invested money in the stock market. One of his favorite games to play was poker. However, his beloved Las Vegas also brought him some legal troubles when he passed along a few bad checks.
5. Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer born in Kibawe, Philippines. In addition to a career spent boxing, he also has experience in both acting and politics. He currently serves as a senator of the Philippines. Manny Pacquiao often enjoyed playing at the casinos. He also gambled on boxing and football. One particularly unusual betting habit he had was in the world of cockfighting.
These are just some of the more famous professional boxers who were known to gamble. There are many more out there who enjoy the thrill and high stakes, and they’ll all probably admit that putting your money on the winner can be rewarding in more ways than one. Once a boxing career finishes, it's hard to replace that same thrill, so gambling often steps in as a substitute.