Here is an interesting fact.
Neither Pacquiao or Mosley have ever been on Showtime. Been exclusively HBO for the majority of their careers. I have only one request if Showtime is handling the fight.
GUS JOHNSON MUST CALL THE FIGHT!!!!!!!
Here are more details:
In a seismic shift in the boxing business landscape, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum closed a deal with Showtime and sister network CBS to handle the pay-per-view fight between pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley — instead of HBO — multiple sources told ESPN.com on Friday.
Pacquiao, boxing’s biggest star, defends his welterweight title against former champ Mosley on May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KOs) and Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KOs) have never fought with Showtime’s involvement and both have fought all of their numerous significant fights on HBO or HBO PPV.
I will warm up the BSO Jet and head to Vegas to check it out and hopefully meet Gus. I am sure it will have a difference feel without HBO, but sometimes different is better.
They may do a 24/7 style promotion for the fight on CBS and it appears they will be promoting it hard on network TV.
I can not confirm or deny if Floyd Mayweather will be in jail by then.