Floyd Mayweather Jr. Lands Deal With Showtime

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Lands Deal With Showtime

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Lands Deal With Showtime

Floyd Mayweather has left HBO, his longtime television home, and landed a new deal with Showtime.

Published February 22, 2013

Fans of Floyd Mayweather will be seeing more of him on television in these upcoming months. The boxer recently signed a deal with Showtime and the network will be carrying more of his fights than his previous deal with HBO. 

While at a press conference in Detroit Thursday, Mayweather was promoting Saturday's middleweight title match between Cornelius "K9" Bundrage and Ishe Smith. He also smiled with excitement as he spoke of his new opportunities coming with the CBS-owned network.

The Associated Press reports

"I got a divorce," a smiling Mayweather said of leaving HBO, his longtime television home. "I'm married again."

"I couldn't have asked for a better deal," he said.

The sport's biggest star and moneymaker announced Tuesday that he'll fight Robert Guerrero on May 4 on Showtime, a move that shook up the boxing universe. Mayweather's move is a coup for Showtime, which long has trailed HBO in boxing prominence.

Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) said his new revenue-sharing deal could include up to six pay-per-view bouts over 30 months, a much faster pace than to which he's become accustomed.

The 147-pound champion, who hasn't fought since beating Miguel Cotto on May 5, has fought just four times since December 2007.

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Written by Natelege Whaley


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