Floyd Mayweather Jr. to fight Guerrero on Showtime
BY Associated Press
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
2/20/13 at 4:15 AM
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight Robert Guerrero on May 4, and he's changing television networks to do it.
The biggest star in boxing dropped a surprise Tuesday while announcing his long-rumored next bout: After several years on HBO, Mayweather is moving to Showtime with a lucrative multi-fight deal.
Mayweather's move is a coup for Showtime, the CBS-owned network that has always trailed behind HBO in boxing prominence. Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) is the sport's biggest moneymaker, and his new revenue-sharing deal with Showtime could include up to six pay-per-view fights over 30 months.
Mayweather's first bout is against Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs), the WBC's interim welterweight champion. The fight likely will be at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, the site of Mayweather's last six bouts.
Mayweather turns 36 on Sunday.