Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 5/7/13
This doesn’t mean much for Mayweather because his money is guaranteed, so he is getting paid regardless. His overall take won’t be as much, but it will still be a pretty healthy check from Showtime (over $40 million). The problem as Dan Rafael of ESPN points out is that Showtime needed the Pay-Per-View buys to be well over one million to make a profit and from the looks of it, that might not happen. No official PPV #’s yet for Floyd but 2 industry sources tell me they look bad (under 1M). We’ll see. If true, heavy $$ losses for Showtime. — Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) May 7, 2013 If Mayweather PPV indeed does under 1M that will mean heavy $$ losses for Showtime. My sources tell me break even was about 1.1 or 1.2M buys — Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) May 7, 2013 The question begs why would the PPV numbers be so low? There are several reasons to consider, the first being the jump from HBO to Showtime. While the money was great from Showtime, the promotion just didn’t have the same juic...
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