Mayweather Jr.: “Call your local cable company, because it’s Showtime, baby!”

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is definitely a happy boxer, now that he has made the jaw dropping switch to Showtime, leaving HBO not necessarily in ruins, but it just might turn out that way. Why? Well because Mayweather Jr. is not only the highest earning athlete of 2012, but is clearly generates the biggest profits for whomever he works for.

“I got a divorce. I’m married again,” stated Mayweahter Jr. when talking about his switch to a new network, “I couldn’t have asked for a better deal.”

If Mayweather Jr. is truly happy, he must have signed something huge, something that will yield him a lot more money than HBO was able to offer, and that, knowing Floyd, has to be a mind-blowing sum of money.

Since he is slated to fight quite a bit more after joining Showtime, maybe he will actually get to see Floyd fight the fights that the fans have been asking for. After all, there really aren’t that many good options for Mayweather Jr. out there.

“Call your local cable company, because it’s Showtime, baby,” concluded Mayweather Jr. with his new slogan!

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Hatton vs. Senchenko on Showtime or Guerrero vs. Berto on HBO: Which One Are You Watching?

This coming Saturday we are in for two interesting fights, one via HBO and the other will be shown on Showtime.
Showtime: Ricky Hatton vs. Vyacheslav Senchenko.
There has been a lot of talk regarding this fight, and it does have its degree of significance due to the potential future that it can deliver. Ricky Hatton, by far the most loved fighter in Britain in recent history, and as many boxing fans say “the pride of the British people,” is coming back to try and make his way back tot he top. Hatton is a tremendous fighter with an aggressive exciting style, as well as a fun personality in and out of he ring. He is good for boxing, and could have done a lot more if only he had avoided Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Two of his biggest losses came in a very aggressive fashion, and being knocked out in such a way can certainly do extensive damage to one’s self esteem and physiological state of mind. While some are afraid that Hatton’s time-off will show itself come fight-night and possibly force him to go into retirement for good, others believe that his current healthy mental state will allow Hatton to be in top shape and perform the way he used to back in the day before his losses. I think that if this is what put’s Ricky’s mind at peace, than this is exactly what he should do. It is never healthy to live with a ‘what if’ in the back of your head, thus feeling and obliging to your mind is crucial to overall contention. If Ricky is able to decisively beat Senchenko, I would imagine Malignaggi would be next. And if he can get past Paulie, well then who known how far he can go.
HBO: Robert Guerrero vs. Andre Berto.
Talk about time off, here we have another fighter that had to leave the sport of boxing for a long time, and then successively came back to beat Selcuk Aydin: Robert Guerrero  This is an intriguing fight because Guerrero wants to prove that he is a true force in the welterweight division in hopes of possibly securing a fight against the top champions, while Berto needs to steer his name away form all the PED use conversations and get back into fighting for championship belts, and the only way either man can achieve this is by winning the fight in an explosive hard-to-believe fashion; a brutal knockout would do just fine. Guerrero has always been a good guy, and his heart is unquestioned in the ring. He has always put on good performances, but is his body ready to go to war? Berto has spent some time on top as well, but the loss of his perfect record could have done harm to his confidence. At the same time that loss could have added some fuel to the flame, as he knows what it’s like to be on top, and probably wants to get back there as soon as possible.
Both are great fights in their own way, and both have significance in the port of boxing and it’s future. The question is: which fight will you be watching?


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Boxing star Victor Ortiz talks to EsNews. Ortiz will fight Jose Lopez June 23 on Shotime live from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Fernando Guerrero (23-1, 18 KOs) vs Chris “The Irish Ghost’’ Fitzpatrick (15-1, 6 KOs)






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Jessie Vargas Beats Lanardo Tyner

Jesse Vargas with another wins


Catch Replay on Tuesday, Feb. 28, on SHOWTIME EXTREME

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 25, 2012) – Welterweight Jessie Vargas and junior middleweight DeAndre Latimore were victorious, as expected, in the co-featured fights Friday on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME®. But it wasn’t easy for either of them.

Deandre Latimore seconds after his fight

In the main event, the undefeated Vargas, of Las Vegas, improved to 18-0 and nine knockouts with a hard-fought albeit lopsided 10-round decision over Lanardo Tyner (25-7-2, 15 KOs) of Detroit. Vargas won by the scores of 99-91 on the three judges’ scorecards even though there was hardly a moment the popular crowd favorite could relax.

Latimore (23-3, 17 KOs), of Las Vegas by way of St. Louis, had it much tougher. Making his first start in more than 10 months, he took a 10-round majority decision over Milton Nunez (23-4-1, 21 KOs) of Barranquilla, Colombia. However, he had to overcome two knockdowns – one questionable — to do it. Latimore got the nod in a much closer scrap than anticipated by the tallies of 96-92, 95-94 and 94-94.

Jesse Vargas in action

There were no knockdowns in Vargas-Tyner, but each went down twice from low blows. Tyner hit the canvas in the first and fourth, Vargas in the fourth and eighth.

It was the second consecutive hard fight for Vargas. Last Sept. 11, he came away with a split 10-round decision over Jose Lopez. There was some question whether Vargas deserved the victory against Lopez, but this time he left no doubt.

Jesse Vargas vs Lanardo Tyner


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