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."