Floyd Mayweather Jr. headed back to PPV, says source
Big goings on in Rumorville, as a source tells THE RING that Floyd Mayweather won’t be offering up a freebie for fans, and instead of fighting on CBS, he will be back on pay-per-view, Sept. 12, versus Andre Berto.
CBS was on the table, hard, but ultimately, the source tells us, money matters, and how to get Floyd the amount he desires wouldn’t be so clear if it was done on “free” TV.
A mass of eyeballs would have been a bonus, the thinking seems to be, but the PPV model will lead to the payoff Floyd seeks as he tries to get to 49-0.
Some suits are thinking it will be hard to get fans to dip into their wallet after ponying up for #MayPac, and indeed, Twitter response does indicate that it could be a hard lift, to get fight fans to go wallet fishing once again. Especially since there will be an appetite to check out Gennady Golovkin’s first PPV foray in October…
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