By Jake Donovan - You have to give Floyd Mayweather, Jr. credit. Most in the industry predicted that Robert Guerrero would land the May 4 assignment against boxing’s current biggest box office star.
The predictability factor was thrown for a curve with a random tweet from Mayweather Jr. earlier in the month insisting Devon Alexander was in the mix. The announcement of the fight with Guerrero itself finally came on Tuesday – buried deep as a subplot of what instead became boxing’s latest hot topic – a defection to Showtime for his next six fights or 30 months, after having spent his entire career on HBO.
For the second time in the past three calendar years, Showtime managed to steal from HBO the leading box office attraction. The other occasion turned out to be for just one fight - Manny Pacquiao’s ho-hum decision win over Shane Mosley in May 2011. However, it was just enough to change the power structure at HBO, which in effect caused a shakeup at Showtime as well. [Click Here To Read More