By Allan Fox: Showtime has a PPV card reportedly within the works for December ninth, with Floyd Mayweather Jr. combating one other one in every of his exhibitions and former world champions Keith Thurman & Danny Garcia combating in several bouts.
Dan Rafael is reporting the information of Showtime planning a pay-per-view card on December ninth, which might have stiff competitors, competing with DAZN’s PPV card, headlined by Devin Haney vs. Regis Prograis with Dmitry Bivol attainable for the undercard.
Showtime’s PPV card isn’t official but for December ninth, however it does happen; it appears destined for failure as a result of the three fighters on that potential card are outdated & now not related.
Even when the Haney-Prograis DAZN PPV occasion wasn’t occurring on December ninth, the names talked about for the Showtime pay-per-view potential card on that date aren’t ok to lure followers to buy it.
There might be nothing occurring on December ninth within the boxing world, and followers nonetheless wouldn’t be considering buying a Showtime PPV card with the old-timers Mayweather, Thurman, and Garcia on it.
Mayweather is 46 and hasn’t fought knowledgeable bout since 2017. Many followers have stopped watching Mayweather’s exhibition bouts, as they at all times uninteresting affairs in opposition to hopelessly overmatched guys who look misplaced contained in the ring.
Many followers simply need Mayweather to vanish and cease along with his pathetic exhibition bouts in opposition to the scrubs that he digs as much as try to peddle to the boxing public.
It might be one factor if Mayweather was nonetheless combating professionally and keen to place his inflated 50-0 file at stake in opposition to killers like Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, however he’s not keen to do this. He’s not keen to place his resume at stake, so he’s simply exhibition bouts in opposition to tender opposition.
Mayweather’s exhibition bouts:
- Logan Paul
- Tenshin Nasukawa
- Don Moore
- Mikuru Asakura
- Deji Olatunji
- Aaron Chalmers
- John Gotti III
The principle drawback with 35-year-old Keith Thurman, moreover his superior age, is the truth that he stopped being an lively fighter six years in the past in 2017.
He not often fights anymore, and all he’s been doing these days is campaigning for a payday title shot that he doesn’t deserve, welterweight champion Terence Crawford. Thurman’s final battle was in February 2022 in opposition to Mario Barrios.
The 35-year-old former two-division world champion Danny Garcia hasn’t fought since July of final yr when defeated Jose Benavidez Jr. by a 12 spherical majority choice. There’s been speak of Danny combating 40-year-old WBA middleweight champion Erislandy Lara subsequent.
One of many issues I heard whereas in Vegas for #CaneloCharlo is the potential for a Showtime PPV on Dec. 9 at MGM Grand that would come with a Floyd Mayweather exhibition in addition to Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman in separate fights. #boxing
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) October 2, 2023