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Mayweather Inks Huge Six Fight Deal With Showtime/CBS

LAS VEGAS - Undefeated eight-time world champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather, boxing's pound-for-pound king and the highest paid athlete in the world (Forbes, 2012), has entered into a groundbreaking 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.

The deal-a unique revenue-sharing arrangement between SHOWTIME PPV and Mayweather-will enable him to fight up to six times over a period of 30 months, with the first mega-event taking place on May 4, 2013, when Mayweather will fight Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero. More details of this upcoming event will be announced shortly.

Mayweather's new deal is by far the biggest in the sport of boxing (specific financial details are contractually confidential). Mayweather is the PPV king and averages over 1 million PPV buys per event, which is the highest PPV buy average of any boxer in history. At this record-setting PPV performance level, if all six fights contemplated by this deal occur, it will be the richest individual athlete deal in all of sports.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WESS on 02-21-2013

[QUOTE=thuggery;13062839]Some people care a little too much about another mans money.[/QUOTE] The important aspect of that article was, in order to make that kind of money, Floyd would have to fight 6 times. 6 times in 30 months. This is…

Comment by Joey_Torreo on 02-21-2013

[QUOTE=The904star;13060062]Pacquiao fans have so much hatred for Floyd. He affects you guys emotionally huh? I can honestly see u guys crying when pacman got knocked out.[/QUOTE] As much as their annoying, you gotta worry about those guys, that type of…

Comment by thuggery on 02-20-2013

Some people care a little too much about another mans money.

Comment by WESS on 02-20-2013

"Mayweather's deal could produce $250 million" [url]http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=586208[/url]

Comment by Joey_Torreo on 02-20-2013

[QUOTE=turnedup;13056928]We can say the same exact thing about GBP..the problem here is that since Gary Shaw, Zanfer, and others are more than happy to hand over the entire event to GBP those gbp fighter fight outside of their family..notice one…

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