A source tells RingTV that Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s next fight won’t be on CBS, because there’s just no way for Floyd to make enough money on “free” TV.
The May 2 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight shattered the previous record for total pay-per-view buys and now ranks as the highest-grossing pay-per-view of all time by generating more than 4.4 million U.S. buys and more than $400 million in domestic pay-per-view revenue alone, according to a press release from HBO, which co-broadcasted the event with the Showtime cable network.
The Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight on Saturday almost certainly will break all pay-per-view records. From a pound-for-pound perspective, though, it won’t even approach the numbers of the 1991 fight between Evander Holyfield and George Foreman.
Despite fierce competition from rival networks, Sky Sports has secured the broadcasting rights to the $300 million megabout between welterweight superstars Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
Fans share their thoughts on the prospect of Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez pay-per-view extravaganzas taking place in 2015, who might become boxing’s next PPV star, Oscar De La Hoya’s role as promoter, and other boxing subjects in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Click this link for RingTV.com’s live, round-by-round update from ringside at the rematch between WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley and challenger Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. The HBO Pay Per View broadcast starts at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, with the main event to happen later in the evening.
The Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo headlined Showtime PPV last Saturday generated well over 350,000 buys, Showtime Networks Inc. and the event promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, announced on Friday.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has announced that the four-bout Showtime Pay Per View card to be headlined by former RING 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez and junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo will be broadcast live to select theaters nationwide on March 8.