Hollywood, CA, USA – Floyd Mayweather, the greatest boxing champion of the modern era has signed a lucrative 3 fight deal with DAZN. Complete terms of the contract have yet to be released.
FightNetRadio.com, on their weekly broadcast, cited an undisclosed source close to Mayweather and DAZN that the deal had been reached. “According to my source, they are waiting for the weekend of the Garcia vs Spence fight to release the bombshell.”(1)
The broadcast went on to explain that it is a 3 fight, five hundred million dollar deal to lure the former world champion out of retirement. FightNetRadio.com, “They want [Floyd] to fight [Manny] first, they have both released identical training via their twitter feeds.”(2) “He [Floyd Mayweather] is set to be the highest paid professional athelete in history!”
The reality of the current fight business is to try and create lucrative contracts with massive streaming services. The streaming services are only as good as the content that they provide. Streaming giants are the future of boxing. The contract that Floyd Mayweather will sign will be a game changer to all sports. Iconic atheletes that can generate subscribers is monumental to the continued success of boxing. Floyd Mayweather will join Canelo Alvarez, GGG and others in contracts that will make them one hundred million plus per contract. It is the obvious evolution of the sport of boxing to sign fighters to short term, high dollar contract that will put the fighters into “ppv” level fights.
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