Report: Floyd Mayweather Might Ditch Pay-Per-View For His Next Fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr., CBS

Report: Floyd Mayweather Might Ditch Pay-Per-View For His Next Fight

Undefeated champion could thank fans by offering bout on free TV.

Published July 9, 2015

For those fans who are still sour over the lackluster mega fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao last May, here’s a potential make-up gift for you.

According to CBS, the undefeated boxing champion is considering fighting his final bout this September on free television via CBS.

A source told CBS Sports that Mayweather's camp is working through a short list of opponents for a possible September 12 date that would broadcast live on CBS. The source adds that an announcement could be made before the end of this week.

The thinking behind the alleged idea is that Mayweather would be thanking boxing fans for their support through the years by not making them pay to see him in his final bout. That'd be welcomed news for fans who paid $90 to watch Mayweather-Pacquiao, a fight now mockingly known as the "Sham of the Century." The bout failed to lived up to its grand expectations, Mayweather won a lopsided, low-excitement unanimous decision.


With Mayweather, 38, being under contract with Showtime Networks, a subsidiary of the CBS Corporation, a fight on CBS, where Floyd still rakes in a big-time paycheck, is absolutely possible.

In an interview with late last month, Mayweather said he was "100 percent" serious about giving Andre Berto a shot as his opponent this September. 

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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