Floyd Mayweather leaves HBO, signs ‘record breaking’ deal with Showtime
Pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather has left HBO after many years associated with the broadcaster to sign a multi-fight deal with rivals Showtime, it has been announced.
As the boxing public eagerly awaited an announcement on the 35-year-old’s upcoming ‘Cinco de Mayweather’ Las Vegas promotion, Mayweather was beavering away with his right-hand man Leonard Ellerbe to get his new TV deal in order.
Mayweather is now set to make a ‘record-breaking’ amount in the coming years. Reports are surfacing of a six-fight mega-money agreement.
Pay-per-view sales and payments from Showtime are set to keep the biggest star in boxing as the highest-paid athlete on the planet.
It has also been confirmed today that WBC mandatory challenger and multi-weight champion Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero will be Mayweather’s opponent on May 4 at the MGM Grand.
Boxing media widely expected this news. Floyd is sticking around.