TUESDAY UPDATE: Indications are that the Floyd’s next is on PPV is still the working plan, someone who should know told me…and we should get final word on that from the only source that matters, “TBE” himself, by this weekend, I am told. As best as I can tell, some folks in positions of power think the “freebie” fight is the best plan, being that fans have wallet fatigue, and many felt stung by the high sticker price of #MayPac, made more hurtful by the fact that Manny didn’t compete all that well. Thus, it’ll not be easy to sell Floyd on PPV next, unless he fights an outside the box Godzilla, like Gennady Golovkin. That’s not happening, not in his “going for 49-0” scrap, they will save a “Godzilla” for the 50-0…But it’s money that matters to “Money,” I think it’s fair to say, and he might not be inclined to see a forest for the trees, and leave something on the table, build up some needed goodwill from salty consumers, which would leave more of them open-minded to buying a, for example, Mayweather-Amir Khan bout for 50-0…All in all, this is rough intel, until tha man tells us his plan. So hold tight…
Sept. 12 is not that far away, and we are sort of down to the wire on plans for the next Floyd Mayweather fight.
Here’s the latest lowdown on what should be occurring as “TBE” looks to go to 49-0, one fight after enaging in the fight of the century, which resembled something much less than that when he schooled Manny Pacquiao.
It will take place Sept. 12, at the MGM in Las Vegas. He will fight Andre Berto. Alas, it will not be offered on CBS, a freebie, but will instead be offered on pay-per-view, a solid source informs TSS.
A CBS fight was on the table, embraced in many circles, seemingly a go…but ultimately the money matters had some folks uncomfortable with that outside-the-box plan.
Eyeballs are great but revenue is king, is I guess the message…
As always, I encourage readers to trust, but verify; Mayweather does his own thing, when and how he wants it. This will be the gospel truth, Twitter verified, when Mayweather himself tells us all. This could be the plan now, but change in three hours. Capisce?
It is official. Berto is the next victim. PPV is the platform. Floyd Mayweather announced Tuesday, August 4, late afternoon his plans for Sept. 12.
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