Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 3/7/13

Now that Floyd Mayweather Jr. has joined Showtime, the network has big plans for its newest superstar. Mayweather recently signed a six-fight, 30-month deal with Showtime after spending his entire boxing career with HBO. The TV deal is reportedly worth at least $200 million and could pay Mayweather as much as $300 million.

Mayweather's first fight on Showtime will be against Robert Guerrero on May 4. The network is expected to promote the fight through its CBS affiliate during March Madness and programs like "60 Minutes," much in the same way it has done with Manny Pacquiao.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal's Steve Carp spoke with executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports Stephen Espinoza about how the network signed Mayweather. In his story, it is suggested that Mayweather, who frequently boasts about his sports betting exploits, could host a gambling segment on "Inside the NFL." Espinoza told Carp that the NFL would likely frown upon a gambling segment on the show. Given Mayweather's success as a prognosticator, the network could have interest in having him as a part of the show in some capacity.

Mayweather has become known for posting winning tickets on Twitter of his massive sports bets, and he even posted a slip from a losing bet several months ago -- something he has rarely done.

Even if an appearance on "Inside the NFL" isn't in the cards, there are clearly a number of ways Showtime can consider using Mayweather to boost ratings outside of the boxing ring.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Anfernee McLemore shares positive news after horrific injury

Jets could offer Kirk Cousins fully guaranteed contract

Roger Federer cracks funny joke after reaching No. 1 ranking

LeBron James responds to Laura Ingraham’s jab on Instagram

Czech skier Ester Ledecka gets shoutout from Katie Ledecky after surprise gold

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Dwyane Wade instigated Kevin Love drama with Cavaliers?

Kyrie Irving leaves open possibility of playing with LeBron James again

Rockets owner: Luxury tax no issue if competing for titles

Lindsey Vonn dedicates race to late grandfather

Washington letting 'pettiness' dictate Kirk Cousins situation

Marlins’ Dan Straily ‘glad’ critical stars were traded

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

The 'Emerald City on ice' quiz

NHL Weekender: Blackhawks, Rangers continue to free fall

Big surprises, disappointments heading into NBA All-Star break

Signing A.J. McCarron would be a typical Browns move

Dario Saric thriving in shadows of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

MLB's top 10 starting pitchers for 2018

MLB's top 10 catchers for 2018

Flyers reverse course behind a balanced attack

The greatest barrier-breaking African-American moments in MLB history

Fixing the NFL catch rule: No more 'surviving the ground'

Best Winter Olympic athlete from every state

Boxing News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

The 'Emerald City on ice' quiz

NHL Weekender: Blackhawks, Rangers continue to free fall

The 'Hope springs eternal' quiz

Dario Saric thriving in shadows of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

MLB's top 10 starting pitchers for 2018

MLB's top 10 catchers for 2018

The 'My Bronny valentine' quiz

Flyers reverse course behind a balanced attack

The '100-point game that you never heard about' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker