According to a report from Michael Woods of the Sweet Science, Floyd Mayweather’s next bout may be one of his most accessible. After charging $100 to fans who wanted to watch Mayweather dance around the ring with Manny Pacquiao, it is being reported that his next fight on Sept. 12 will be on network television.
The idea to put the fight on network television is a bit of a “give back” to those fans who shelled out their hard-earned dollars for a lackluster fight.
The report states that Mayweather will be facing Andre Berto on CBS.
If victorious, the Mayweather would advance to 49-0. It has previously been speculated that 2015 could be Mayweather’s final year in the ring. However, if the match goes successfully, Woods adds that a 50th fight could also be aired on network television.
Neither Mayweather nor Berto’s camps have commented on the report.
As for Mayweather’s pay day for a network television fight, he would make somewhere in the $30-$35 million range. However, with no pay-per-view cut, he would have to rely even heavier on sponsors in order to rack in the astronomical figures he has earned in his past few fights.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports