Mayweather moves to Showtime, Trout/Alvarez bout official very soon
POSTED: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:17pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 6:35pm
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has spurned HBO Sports and is moving to Showtime. Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs), the five-division champion who turns 36 on Sunday, signed a six-fight, 30-month deal with Showtime/CBS, will meet Robert Guerrero on May 4th in Las Vegas. 29 year old Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs) has won titles at featherweight and junior lightweight plus interim belts at lightweight and welterweight.
On the undercard of this bout is expected to be Las Cruces' boxer Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KOs), the WBA Light Middleweight champion, who will face Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KOs), the WBC Light Middleweight champ, in a belt unification fight.
Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer told ESPN regarding the potential Trout-Alvarez bout, "First we needed to get (Mayweather-Guerrero and the TV deal) done and now, within the next 24 or 48 hours, I am trying to see if in fact we can get a fight done between Canelo and Trout," he said. "It is not done, it is not signed. There are other possibilities we are looking at for Canelo, but as I have said all along, we have every intention to have Canelo fight on this card. As for the matchup, that is my next task."