Floyd #FreeBoxing Rumor Holds Firm

We are once again on Floydwatch, my friends.

Seems like that is the case for a good three months of the year, when we watch social media, when our antennae perk up, as we seek to get the drop on what “TBE” will do next.

We know he has the MGM booked for Sept. 12. Who he fights, and on what platform, we don’t know.

I’ve heard from separate sources now that the idea of Floyd fighting on “free” TV isn’t outlandish and we might get that, a Floyd vs. TBD fight on CBS, in prime-time, the possibility of eyeballs galore on the table.

That makes sense from a: 1) Give back perspective. Being that #MayPac underwhelmed, it’s that much harder with it fresh in folks’ minds to get them to pony up for another PPV, and their wallets could use a break; 2) Marketing perspective. If Floyd fights, say, Andre Berto and wins, he’s 49-0, breaks the Marciano record…and like ten million people see it, and maybe help spread the word, versus the 20% of that which would see it on PPV; 3) Thematic perspective. Haymon has been blanketing adspace with the #freeboxing hashtag and concept and push, and his fighters have been dropping the hashtag everywhere. Lovely concept, but much more meaningful if attached to a mega-event, such as Floyd vs. TBD on FREE TV.

I was told by a connected guy, who heard it from a friend that Floyd is working on extending his Showtime deal, for fights No. 50 and No. 51, and is also working on an extension of terms with the MGM.

I asked a spokesman at Showtime to comment on what I heard, and will add a response if received. Same for MGM; they answered and offered a polite “do not wish to comment.”

So, when do we hear plans for next? Floyd has been on a ‘live it up’ party tour, doing club gigs, etc and that seems to be winding down. Sept 12 is a scant eight weeks away so I’m guessing we hear any day. This is, to an extent, Floyd’s world, we are simply renting space from him…

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-brownsugar :

Every fighter loses sooner or later... No one can remain undefeated forever.


-deepwater2 :

We are once again on Floydwatch, my friends. Seems like that is the case for a good three months of the year, when we watch social media, when our antennae perk up, as we seek to get the drop on what "TBE" will do next. We know he has the MGM booked for Sept. 12. Who he fights, and on what platform, we don't know. I've heard from separate sources now that the idea of Floyd fighting on "free" TV isn't outlandish and we might get that, a Floyd vs. TBD fight on CBS, in prime-time, the possibility of eyeballs galore on the table. That makes sense from a: 1) Give back perspective. Being that #MayPac underwhelmed, it's that much harder with it fresh in folks' minds to get them to pony up for another PPV, and their wallets could use a break; 2) Marketing perspective. If Floyd fights, say, Andre Berto and wins, he's 49-0, breaks the Marciano record?and like ten million people see it, and maybe help spread the word, versus the 20% of that which would see it on PPV; 3) Thematic perspective. Haymon has been blanketing adspace with the #freeboxing hashtag and concept and push, and his fighters have been dropping the hashtag everywhere. Lovely concept, but much more meaningful if attached to a mega-event, such as Floyd vs. TBD on FREE TV. I was told by a connected guy, who heard it from a friend that Floyd is working on extending his Showtime deal, for fights No. 50 and No. 51, and is also working on an extension of terms with the MGM. I asked a spokesman at Showtime to comment on what I heard, and will add a response if received. Same for MGM; they answered and offered a polite "do not wish to comment." So, when do we hear plans for next? Floyd has been on a 'live it up' party tour, doing club gigs, etc and that seems to be winding down. Sept 12 is a scant eight weeks away so I'm guessing we hear any day. This is, to an extent, Floyd's world, we are simply renting space from him... Follow Woods on Twitter.[url=http://www.thesweetscience.com/https://twitter.com/Woodsy1069]https://twitter.com/Woodsy1069
The self proclaimed tbe, might as well fight on free TV. I don't see too many people shelling out any money after the $100 let down. If LIl Floyd beats bummy Berto or one hit quitter than he will tie THe Rock's record of 49-0. The Rock was 49-0 with 43 KO's. That is damn impressive. People love knockout machines. Floyd's 48-0 with only 26 KO's. Dont forget JC Superstar went 89-0 before he took his first loss and fought something like 37 champions. Floyd will come back to fight bout # 50 against an opponent of his choice. #boycottFloyd


-Radam G :

Money May is a master of spinning and bullsyeting. He won't make a penny from PPV nowadays. So he will pretend that he loves the fans and is giving them a see-for-free farce -- I mean fight. Holla!


-deepwater2 :

#boycottFloyd is a lot bigger than I thought it was.


-Art :

Fight Rhonda Rousey!! Let the promotion begin! I wan't to see any GGG fight, Bertiev, Kovalev, Thurman, Brook, Khan, Maidana, Matthysse, Garcia, and some very good undefeated fighters coming up from South American and Europe!! Can't wait for FM to retire!!


-Chris L :

With PBC building up Thurman as one of their biggest stars, I wouldn't be surprised if Floyd fought him on PBC.