Mayweather Wins First Fight Under Showtime Deal
Floyd Mayweather Jr. yesterday beat Robert Guerrero by unanimous decision “in front of a packed crowd” of 15,880 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. It was a match that saw fans “heading to the exits before the last round had even begun” because there was “no possible way the judges were going to mess this one up” (LASVEGASSUN.com, 5/4). All three judges “scored it 117-111 for Mayweather.” The fight was the “first for Mayweather under a 30-month deal he signed with Showtime/CBS” (ESPN.com, 5/4). The Showtime deal is “for up to six bouts over three years with a potential payout” of $250M (SI.com, 5/5).