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 Last update:  2/19/2013       Read more by HBO         
   
HBO Statement on Mayweather Going To Showtime
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As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, eight-time world champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather signed a huge six-fight pay-per-view deal with Showtime Networks Inc. and its parent company, CBS Corporation. Under the new deal, SHOWTIME PPV® will collaborate with CBS Corporation to comprehensively promote Mayweather's events on the CBS Television Network and via the corporation's expansive media platforms.

Mayweather has spent the better part of his entire career with HBO and HBO PPV. He will make his Showtime debut on May 4th against Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Regarding the departure of Mayweather, an HBO spokesman issued the following statement to BoxingScene.

"We made an aggressive and responsible pay-per-view offer. Now we move on. We are focused on the best boxing franchise in the television business.  We are proud of the roster of superstar fighters  and emerging stars who are scheduled to appear on the multiple HBO television platforms this year."

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , HBO , Showtime



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comment by Boxingf@n, on 02-20-2013
No 24/7 then

comment by TangInaMo Floyd, on 02-20-2013
Floyd=Money...period! He don't care about anything else.

comment by Drunk Punch, on 02-20-2013
Max... Kellermen... always... pauses.... between... each... word.... as.... if.... it's..... some.... great.... profound.... insightful.... observation.... he..... is.... about..... to .....impart ....it's ....annoying .....for ......anyone .....with .....an ....IQ..... over.... 60. As for Larry...

To The Haters Floyd Keep Doing What You're Doing!
comment by bigboy313, on 02-20-2013
Floyd is a genius; he does all his business behind the scene as it should be; he has preserved his body (better than most competitors his age) by not fighting three and four times a year; he is very entertaining; he is a reality show with staying power. While he is a lot of things, Showtime beli...

comment by Mike D, on 02-20-2013
IDK, I pretty much tune out the commentary anyway. I'm too focused on what's going on inside the ring. But yeah, Max's pansy ass interviews are lame, I'll concede that. But HBO's production makes Showtime's look amateur.

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