Floyd Mayweather Departs from HBO & Announces his fight with Robert Guerrero
By Samaarah Choubak
Floyd Mayweather (43-0) who is the eight time world champion makes a double announcement on the same day, his opponent for May 4th and his departure from HBO. He will defend his welterweight title against interim titlist Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero on Cinco de Mayo weekend at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The second part of the announcement was his departure of HBO and will be moving to Showtime for the pay-per-view and this will be a long term deal not only for this fight. It is a thirty month, six fight show deal.
Leonard Ellerbe informed ESPN, “This historic deal reflects a global superstar who is head and shoulders above his peers. HBO they made a great offer, but the Showtime PPV/CBS offer was substantially greater in every facet, from top to bottom.
Mayweather’s promotions company issued a press release in which they said the deal, “unique revenue-sharing arrangement” between the broadcaster and boxer, was by far the biggest in the sport of boxing” and they emphasised that the contract details were private.
Robert Guerrero (31-1) tweeted Tuesday,”1st thank Jesus Christ 4 his blessings, the fans & media support, on May 4th I’m going to shock the world, this 1 is for the fans.” Soon after that he tweeted “@FloydMayweather the first and only I’m ending your career on May 4 so start saving MONEY.”
Guerrero has worked hard in his boxing career and has boxed in six weight classes and won world titles in four divisions, however he did not ever get the big fight until now. This is very exciting times for Mexican fans and being “Cinco De Mayo” weekend which is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.