Happy 4th! Here’s An Idea Inspired By Independence Day–Floyd on Free TV

We are heading to July 4, also known as Independence Day here in America.

Traditionally, many hot dogs and hamburgs are consumed, many fingers are blown off in firework mishaps at home.

Many folks don’t stop and ponder the meaning of the day; this federal holiday celebrates our forming and passing of our Declaration of Independence…basically, when we dumped gal-pal Great Britain and proclaimed we’d be better of single, playing the field.

In honor of this holiday, I have a suggestion, on how to make it boxing themed. This particular suggestion is aimed especially at the suits who run the Floyd Mayweather show, and Floyd Mayweather. Floyd, Al Haymon, Stephen Espinoza, and anyone else with their hands on a power lever, here’s my suggestion: What say you declare your independence from the most understandable inclination to do things as they’ve been done before, and instead of placing Floyd’s next fight, in September, on pay-per-view, what say you pull a firecracker of a move instead.

Put the Floyd vs. TBA fight on free TV.

Put it on CBS.

I know, I know, this is the boxing business…it’s about making money.

Of course it is…this is America, I’ve lived here for many moons, I’m grossly familiar with our reverence with profiteering. Often, I’m even on board with it, when it isn’t so craven, so relentless, so pathologically driven….But hear me out.

The last Floyd PPV stunk out the joint.

Billed as the Fight of the Century, it wasn’t even the fight of the night. I saw more trading and ferocity in a street brawl on the strip in Vegas late-night on May 2 than I did in #MayPac.

So…you’re not going to give a money back guarantee because the fight was sadly absent of ebb and flow and drama and trading and the like.

Instead, how about you acknowledge that fans ponied up hand over fist over fist over hand, and as payback, give us a “freebie?”

Mayweather vs. Berto…or Khan…or heck, Mayfield…on CBS…in prime-time.

I know, less moolah will be made. But, sometimes that isn’t the worst thing in the world. Sometimes leaving some on the table is the right thing to do. Sometimes you don’t try and squeeze every drop of blood from the stone/the boxing fans, those who have to dip into the thin wallet so consistently in order to watch the best fare.

Putting the event on network TV would cause an explosion of goodwill, and after pulling in something like $600 million off #MayPac, I think the time is right to make revenue generation second on the To Do list for the next Floyd fight.

I know, I know, I sound like Yankee Doodle Dunce to many of you all.

That’s OK…

Please consider the move, the mixture of exposure, and humility and goodwill and focus of giving the fans their moneys worth would net a long term gain perhaps not measured in money. What a happy holiday for a boxing fans if you guys went outside the box, and blew up the current model, with a ‘Floyd on free TV’ extravanganza!

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COMMENTS

-SouthPawFlo :

Truthfully there are rumors that this plan is in motion for fight 50... Floyd on Free TV would most assuredly generate 30-50million viewers and Haymon will have sponsors of the waazooo trying to buy commerical time during this event and to advertise in the ring and other forms of sponsorship.... Don't think Floyd isn't gonna be involved in this PBC thing


-amayseng :

Truthfully there are rumors that this plan is in motion for fight 50... Floyd on Free TV would most assuredly generate 30-50million viewers and Haymon will have sponsors of the waazooo trying to buy commerical time during this event and to advertise in the ring and other forms of sponsorship.... Don't think Floyd isn't gonna be involved in this PBC thing
Good points but charging for 49 and then giving 50 for free would not work. See May vs Pac was the biggest let down of the century and no one is going to be buying 49, that is a fact. So give 49 for free against an active fighter that will push Floyd to shine and be more explosive offensively and then you get charge for the historic 50 fight. Well historic in the fact that those don't know boxing history.


-Kid Blast :

"I know, I know, I sound like Yankee Doodle Dunce to many of you all."


-michigan400 :

And Floyd laughed and laughed,,,, Nice thought but it just wont happen. When money is all that matters, freebie is a dirty word.


-Radam G :

Holla at the fireworks when pugs are out of darn control. Here goes part 1:
->https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ6Tx_mp-PQ. There are five parts. Holla at 'em. They are interesting. Holla!


-Art :

Id rather have root canal than watch a Floyd Mayweather fight!!!! Free or not! Unless the fight will be against Rhonda Rousey!! In the spirit of the 4th of July, I wont mention any of FM's past criminal charges, as being the reason I don't want to see him.


-brownsugar :

Amazing ..... they're still talking about Floyd, It's understandable after he took the fight the world said he'd never have the balls to take and performed as flawlessly as Sade' performing "Smooth Operator" at a summer Jazz Festival, in front of the largest audience on PPV and its easy to understand why fans would want to see more. Floyd actually had more trouble with Marcos Maidana,... The Pac fight reminded me of Floyd's victory over Robert Guerrero. A lesson in boxing fundamentals and an exhibition of raw natural ability. I've actually pictured Floyd performing a one time only "Giving it back" fan appreciation fight on regular tv, great idea. Make it happen!!!


-Domenic :

If it's Berto, a guy that nobody wants to see outside of his immediate family, it should be on free afternoon TV. I'd rather see him do a 'Foreman versus 5 in Toronto' than Berto. Put 5 Berto type guys in there for 3 rounds each. Big George did it with Alonzo Johnson, Jerry Judge, Terry Polite, and a couple other Berto level guys. Berto is the very definition of no hope.


-brownsugar :

If it's Berto, a guy that nobody wants to see outside of his immediate family, it should be on free afternoon TV. I'd rather see him do a 'Foreman versus 5 in Toronto' than Berto. Put 5 Berto type guys in there for 3 rounds each. Big George did it with Alonzo Johnson, Jerry Judge, Terry Polite, and a couple other Berto level guys. Berto is the very definition of no hope.
Yep I get that, ...... personally I like Berto, he's fun to watch, fast and flashy, but I can appreciate what you are saying, ........no credibility.


-amayseng :

Amazing ..... they're still talking about Floyd, It's understandable after he took the fight the world said he'd never have the balls to take and performed as flawlessly as Sade' performing "Smooth Operator" at a summer Jazz Festival, in front of the largest audience on PPV and its easy to understand why fans would want to see more. Floyd actually had more trouble with Marcos Maidana,... The Pac fight reminded me of Floyd's victory over Robert Guerrero. A lesson in boxing fundamentals and an exhibition of raw natural ability. I've actually pictured Floyd performing a one time only "Giving it back" fan appreciation fight on regular tv, great idea. Make it happen!!!
You are too smart to not know the definition of flawless. Boy that pull counter left staggering Floyd into the ropes on shaky legs in the fourth would not be considered flawless would it? Bsug I do not know how u find this fight impressive for either guy.....?


-Radam G :

You are too smart to not know the definition of flawless. Boy that pull counter left staggering Floyd into the ropes on shaky legs in the fourth would not be considered flawless would it? Bsug I do not know how u find this fight impressive for either guy.....?
Bias and blind. And when one has those two B's, he can be impressed with any balls that he rides. Ninety percent of the whole boksing world has said that Lil Floyd looked like syet against a one-armed pug. Lil Floyd averaged 11 clinches a round and two holds, while averaging five bytch-soft clean punches a round. With just one in the last round. As Big Floyd said, lil Floyd fought like he was bytch "scared." Holla!


-Radam G :

Or maybe B-Sug cannot help being hyperbolic and grandiose about Lil Floyd's boksing. Holla!