Nothing changes for Floyd Mayweather Jr. He'll fight when he wants to fight, against the opponent he handpicks. He'll fight in the venue he decides upon and he'll have final say over everything from the music in the arena to the color of the towels in the locker room.
The only thing the six-fight, 30-month deal he signed with Showtime will unquestionably change is his payday.
The guy's already known as "Money" because he's the world's highest paid athlete, according to Forbes. But after signing Showtime's massive deal, Mayweather may want to consider upgrading his name to "Mega-Money."
"He was already, by far, the highest-paid fighter in the world," Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said. "This is going to take him to a whole other level."
In 1990, promoter Don King pulled a similar move when he engineered Mike Tyson's exit from HBO and convinced the former heavyweight champion to sign a lucrative deal with Showtime.
Landing Tyson in those days was like getting aRead More »from 'Money' move: As always, Floyd Mayweather Jr. came out on top in his jump from HBO to Showtime