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FINALS WATCH: Mayweather's pick

Monday - 4/8/2013, 9:45pm  ET

FILE - In this Dec, 10, 2012, file photo, boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., watches an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawks in Miami. Mayweather Jr. won't know until halftime which team he'll pick to win the national basketball championship. Once the undefeated boxing champion figures it out, he is expecting to place a $50,000 bet toward either Michigan or Louisville in the NCAA college basketball title game on Monday night, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

ATLANTA (AP) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. won't know until halftime which team he'll pick to win the national basketball championship.

Once the undefeated boxing champion figures it out, he is expecting to place a $50,000 bet toward either Michigan or Louisville in the NCAA title game on Monday night. He thinks the Wolverines have a strong chance to come away with the crown if they're able to sustain an early lead against the Cardinals.gg

"I think that if Michigan gets a lead like that, it's going to be kind of hard to come back," said Mayweather, who is an avid sports fan and often bets on games. He probably should wait as long as he can: He had Indiana winning it all in his bracket.

Mayweather was in Atlanta to promote his upcoming fight against Robert Guerrero on May 4 in Las Vegas.

--Jonathan Landrum -- http://twitter.com/@MrLandum31

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