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't a total shocker but that has a whole bevy of potentially huge ramifications for the business of boxing.
We saw this once before, kind of, when Showtime stole the other biggest name in U.S. boxing, Manny Pacquiao, away from HBO for a fight. But they key word there is "once" -- HBO upped its game, healed its rift with Pacquiao's promoter Top Rank and stole him right back. This is a (potentially) six-fight theft.
The how-tos and meanings of all this are fairly dizzying. Where to even start?no comments