Despite $2.2 Billion Network Snubbing Boxing PPV Rumors, Floyd Mayweather, Danny Garcia, and Keith Thurman Reportedly Set to Headline Showtime; Date Revealed

Published 10/03/2023, 8:15 AM EDT

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Boxing and Vegas: a match made in heaven. Yet, when billion-dollar networks and legends like Floyd Mayweather are mentioned, the plot thickens. Showtime, boasting a staggering $2.2 Billion net worth, is a titan in the world of sports. But of late, there’s a buzz that even they might have been caught unawares. Floyd Mayweather, a name synonymous with boxing greatness, is at the center of this whirlwind of rumors.

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Surprises? Secrets? Something’s amiss. In the land of jabs, hooks, and knockouts, there’s a backstage narrative evolving. A tale of anticipated events, of grand comebacks. Dan Rafael, the journalist with a nose for the biggest scoops, dropped a hint. But what exactly did he unveil?

Mayweather, Garcia, and Thurman to steal the spotlight?

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In the boxing realm, news travels fast. But this time, it felt different. The anticipation was palpable, the stakes seemingly higher. When names like Floyd Mayweather, Danny Garcia, and Keith Thurman become the topic of conversation, the world pays attention. These aren’t just boxers; they’re icons, legends, masters of the craft.

Transitioning to the heart of the matter, renowned boxing journalist Dan Rafael threw a curveball that left fans and pundits alike on the edge of their seats. He tweeted, “One of the things I heard while in Vegas is the possibility of a Showtime PPV on Dec. 9 at MGM Grand that would include a Floyd Mayweather exhibition as well as Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman in separate fights.”

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Suddenly, everything started to piece together. Showtime, the behemoth network with a formidable reputation, potentially hosting a star-studded event? The idea was mouthwatering. The MGM Grand, an arena that has witnessed countless historic moments, might once again play host to a boxing spectacle. The promise of Mayweather stepping into the ring, even for an exhibition, ensures a global audience. Adding Garcia and Thurman into the mix simply takes the excitement to another level.

In essence, Dan Rafael’s tweet was more than just a scoop; it was a siren call to boxing aficionados worldwide. A call heralding not just another fight night, but potentially one of the most memorable events of the decade.

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Canelo Alvarez weighs in on the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather bout

Canelo Alvarez, the boxing sensation, recently dropped a thought-provoking opinion on the FULL SEND PODCAST. As the conversation veered towards one of the most anticipated matches in boxing history – Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather – Alvarez didn’t shy away from expressing his perspective. When asked about McGregor’s performance against Mayweather, Alvarez shared a revealing insight, suggesting that Mayweather might have been more in control than it appeared. “I saw the fight. I think Floyd played a little bit. Like, he needed to make a show for the people, right?”

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Alvarez’s commentary sheds light on Mayweather’s strategic prowess, hinting that the boxing legend perhaps orchestrated the fight’s tempo and drama to maximize entertainment. This viewpoint adds a fresh layer to debates and discussions surrounding that epic clash, showcasing once again the intricate chess game that is professional boxing.

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Boxing has always been as much about the dance as it is about the punch, and with Mayweather potentially donning his gloves once more, we’re reminded of the sport’s innate drama and charisma. But here’s the ultimate question for our readers: Do you think Mayweather’s potential return is a genuine contest, or just another masterclass in entertainment?

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Mrinal Mishra is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports, who is dedicated to covering live events with a special emphasis on influencer boxing events. With a focus on storytelling, Mishra strives to bring to light the stories of fighters that often go untold. As a big fan of Mike Tyson, Mishra believes that boxing will remain relevant for eternity, and he is committed to covering the sport with the respect and admiration it deserves.
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