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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is back in the ring, but at least one thing will be different this time around. In his first fight since a two-month jail term, Mayweather will be fighting on Showtime, not HBO.
Mayweather will be fighting Robert Guerrero on May 4, the boxing star announced Tuesday, and he has signed a new deal with CBS’ Showtime to broadcast that fight and more. The new deal could include as many as six fights over 30 months, according to The Associated Press.
Mayweather (43-0 with 26 knockouts) will likely fight Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs) at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Mayweather, 36, last fought May 5 of last year, when he beat Miguel Cotto.
In jail for two months last summer, Mayweather had his sentence cut short after complaints that the jail conditions were hurting Mayweather’s competitive edge and ability to return to fighting.
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There are some athletes who simply have the Midas touch. Take former jailbird Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather for example. He’s already lucky enough to be the world’s highest-paid sports star and he’s going to see his earnings guaranteed for at least another 30 months now. It was announced on Feb. 19 that the undefeated boxer from Michigan has signed a lucrative multi-million...
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is Ready to Fight Just Not Where You Would Expect
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is ready to fight again for the first time since
his short stint in jail last summer. Come May 4, 2013, he will climb back into the
ring against the No. 3 ranked Welterweight in the world, Robert Guerro.
The fight will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, a...
Tweet Floyd Mayweather Jr. recently inked a six-fight, 30-month deal to go with Showtime/CBS in favor HBO beginning with “Money” Mayweather’s scheduled May 4th fight with Robert Guerrero. Apparently the deal was worth a whole lot more than HBO was willing to pony up; over $200 million to be exact. Here are details from Forbes: [...]
Tweet With pound-for-pound Floyd Mayweather Jr. set to fight Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero at MGM in Las Vegas on May 4, you can imagine Mayweather’s camp is gearing up for a huge media blitz to promote the bout. But there’s one major change; Mayweather’s fights for the foreseeable future won’t be on the usual HBO platform. Mayweather will [...]
This article below first ran on our sister boxing site, The Queensberry Rules.
Major boxing news Tuesday: The biggest name in boxing in the United States and the country's highest-paid athlete in any sport, Floyd Mayweather, has signed a long-term deal with Showtime, starting with his next fight against Robert Guerrero in May, in a move away from industry giant HBO that isn...
Bone marrow donated from a total stranger saved Robert Guerrero's wife. Now the grateful world champion boxer is joining Be The Match® in the fight to make life-saving marrow transplants available for every blood cancer patient who needs one.
Guerrero will serve as an "Ambassador of Hope" for Be The Match, a nonprofit organization that connects patients with their...
Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions today has released news that Mayweather has signed an exclusive pay-per-view deal with Showtime and partner company CBS. This is a huge piece of news, as Mayweather will be leaving HBO for Showtime, and has signed a deal to fight potentially up to six times over the next two and a half years. The first fight as part of this agreement will...
When Floyd Mayweather jr. returns to the ring May 4th to face off against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, the fight won’t be on HBO nor will we be treated to episodes of 24/7. That’s because in addition to announcing his opponent, Floyd has a new PPV deal that will have him doing work for Showtime/CBS Sports. The deal calls for him to fight six times over the course of the...
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero has fired the first salvo in what is likely to be a long war of words between himself and Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. in the weeks leading up to their May 4 fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Showtime pay-per-view. Said Guerrero: “Mayweather is a great fighter, one [...]
Using IBF welterweight titlist Devon Alexander as leverage, prizefighting legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. unsurprisingly announced he will defend his WBC welterweight belt against current interim WBC welterweight champion Robert Guerrero on May 4 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, … Continue reading →
Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. has signed a deal a new deal that could make him the highest-paid athlete in all of sports this year. The undefeated, eight-time world champion has [...]
By Mick Akers
After months of speculation Floyd Mayweather’s May 4 opponent has been finalized, as Mayweather will take on Robert Guerrero the fighter that had been speculated as Money’s opponent all along.
In what may be bigger news than the fight being finalized is that Mayweather will begin a six-fight deal with Showtime, moving away from HBO where he has fought the majority...
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KOs) has confirmed what was on the lips of everyone in the boxing world; he’s going to fight Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs) on May 4 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The surprise twist? Showtime, not HBO, is covering the fight. Floyd Mayweather is trying [...]
Four-Division and Six-Time World Champion, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs), and pound for pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KOs) are finally going to step in the ring on May 4, 2013. The contracts were signed by both Guerrero and Mayweather after months of anticipation. Both fighters are perennial pound for pound champions and...
Floyd Mayweather is currently in his native of state of Michigan, hanging out in Detroit to take in the Cornelius Bundrage vs. Ishe Smith fight this weekend. Mayweather Promotions has a hand in the card, and a number of his fighters are also in action, including J'Leon Love. Right here though, you can view a complete collection of quotes from Mayweather's appearance at the...