Mayweather has official left HBO Sports boxing where his career started for a new beginning in a partnership with CBS & Showtime Networks. The new deal is for a six-fight, 30-month deal as Mayweather will now only be seen exclusively on Showtime Boxing. So for those of you that were having dreams of seeing “HBO Boxing: 24/7 Mayweather/Pacquiáo,” will never get the possibility of seeing it now with the fight of this century only being able to happen through CBS/Showtime.
Mayweather Jr. who turns 36 this Sunday is still undefeated at 43-0 is still rated the number best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. Floyd hasn’t had a fight since May 4th of last year and on the same date this year will be fighting Robert Guerrero who’s currently holds the WBC Interim Welterweight belt. Fight details haven’t been announced as Money-May currently holds both the WBC welterweight and WBA Super light middleweight belts.
Check after the jump for a full release of the deal from Mayweather Promotions.
“Undefeated eight-time world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather, boxing’s pound-for-pound king and the highest paid athlete in the world (Forbes, 2012), has entered into a groundbreaking pay-per-view deal with Showtime Networks Inc. and its parent company, CBS Corporation. Under the new deal, SHOWTIME PPV® will collaborate with CBS Corporation to comprehensively promote Mayweather’s events on the CBS Television Network and via the corporation’s expansive media platforms.--
“The deal-a unique revenue-sharing arrangement between SHOWTIME PPV and Mayweather-will enable him to fight up to six times over a period of 30 months, with the first mega-event taking place on May 4, 2013, when Mayweather will fight Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero. More details of this upcoming event will be announced shortly.
“Mayweather’s new deal is by far the biggest in the sport of boxing (specific financial details are contractually confidential). Mayweather is the PPV king and averages over 1 million PPV buys per event, which is the highest PPV buy average of any boxer in history. At this record-setting PPV performance level, if all six fights contemplated by this deal occur, it will be the richest individual athlete deal in all of sports.”