Wednesday, 30 April 2014

WBA-WBC Boxing Fight Mayweather vs Maidana live stream Boxing

World Today Undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s next fight will come against Marcos Maidana on May 3, according to the 37-year-old’s official Twitter account:I will be fighting Marcos Maidana May 3rd on Pay-per-view Showtime/CBS As ESPN boxing analyst Dan Rafael points out, the venue for the fight has not yet been confirmed:Site for the #Mayweather Maidana is NOT 100%. Likely MGM, but could also be Barclays, according to Richard Schaefer. #boxing
The announcement isn’t shocking, but somewhat surprising after Amir Khan beat out Maidana in a recent fan vote Mayweather said he would use to determine his next challenger.

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The results were met with plenty of criticism from boxing fans, and now it seems a long-awaited Mayweather-Khan showdown will have to wait.For now, Maidana has Mayweather’s complete and undivided attention, per Forbes‘ Kurt Badenhausen:Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Floyd Mayweather has made his choice, and it’s Marcos Maidana for May 3, 2014, live on Showtime pay-per-view.May 3, 2014, live on Showtime pay-per-view.

Floyd Mayweather’s return to the ring is signed and sealed, Mayweather vs Maidana Live streaming PPV as he will defend his WBC welterweight title on May 3 against WBA titleholder Marcos Maidana, with the Argentine slugger beating out Amir Khan in the race for the fight.

Mayweather (45-0, 26 KO) last fought on September 14 of last year, routing Canelo Alvarez in the biggest fight of the year, and the biggest money fight in boxing history. He also defeated Robert Guerrero in May 2013.

From the SHO press release:

    “I am extremely happy to be facing Floyd Mayweather because it will give me the opportunity to show the world that I am the best welterweight in the division,” said Maidana, who will represent throngs of Hispanic boxing fans on Cinco de Mayo when he faces the pound-for-pound king. “I just handed a great defensive fighter his first loss and I plan to do the same to Mayweather. I don’t care whether he’s the best and undefeated. I will bring some real Latino power to him on May 3rd.”

    “This is an extremely dangerous fight for Floyd as Marcos Maidana is a technical knock-out artist and continues to show us that he gets better with each fight,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “Maidana showed so much in his last performance, he’s clearly at the top of his game and a great match-up for Floyd.”

    “In Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather may be in for his toughest opponent ever,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Maidana is the type of fighter who will find out if Floyd still belongs on top of the pound-for-pound list. He’s strong, tough and aggressive. He in giving Adrien Broner his first loss, he showed that he won’t be intimidated by talk, a big fight atmosphere or an unbeaten record. I give Floyd a lot of credit for stepping up to the plate and testing himself once again. He is a true warrior, and the fans will be the winners on May 3rd.”

    “The first two events in our partnership with Floyd Mayweather were incredible and SHOWTIME PPV is proud to present the next chapter in Floyd’s remarkable career,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports®. “Marcos Maidana is a boxer whose fearsome power can change the trajectory of a fight with a single punch. Couple that with his ferocity and perseverance and you have the recipe for an incredible fight on the grandest stage of the sport.”

Maidana (35-3, 31 KO) fought his way into this spot by upsetting unbeaten Adrien Broner on December 14. Previously, the May fight was thought to be Amir Khan’s almost by default, as Golden Boy didn’t appear to have any other suitors at 147 or 154 pounds. But with Maidana beating Broner, an alternative was created to the Mayweather-Khan bout, which had received a lukewarm response at best.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you for this fight? Does Maidana have any realistic hope of another upset win?
The undefeated Floyd Mayweather recently announced his next fight will be against Marcos Maidana on May 3 at the MGM in Las Vegas. Regardless of the outcome, Mayweather is slated to make over $90 million in 2014. Despite Mayweather’s success in the ring and at the negotiation table, endorsement deals remain an untapped revenue source and have the potential to take “Money” to a whole new level. 

The first fight after Floyd Mayweather returned from retirement was a unanimous decision victory against Juan Manuel Márquez. Over his next five fights, Mayweather defeated Sugar Shane Mosley, knocked out Victor Ortiz, beat Miguel Cotto, then Robert Guerrero, and last September triumphed over Saul Canelo Alvarez. The purses for these fights totaled over $120 million. Throw in a $20 million WWE appearance fee, and Mayweather enters the $140 million+ range in just the past five years.

Here’s the caveat: these were just his guarantees. This is money the promoter cuts to the fighter in advance of the fight. But because Mayweather vs Maidana Live Streaming PPV Mayweather owns his own promotion company, Mayweather Promotions, he also taps into the income from pay-per-view sales. This combined with certain buy benchmarks, a key partnership with Oscar De la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, and the exclusive Showtime deal (elaborated below), routinely places Mayweather atop Forbes‘ and Sports Illustrated‘s highest paid athlete lists. The Canelo fight alone generated record-breaking $150 million in PPV revenue from 2.2 million buys. Just for that fight, Mayweather earned a guaranteed purse of $41.5 million. After the PPV haul, final earnings for Mayweather were reported to be around $80 million, which would make it the richest take of all time. 

Boxing’s biggest broadcast deal ever

In February 2013, Mayweather agreed to a 30-month, six-fight exclusive deal with Showtime in exchange for $200 million. The deal could increase to $250 million for Mayweather depending on undisclosed escalators. Prior to this, Mayweather fought under the auspices of HBO and its PPV system. According to HBO, the nine fights that Mayweather fought with them generated $540 million+ in revenue from 9.6 million buys. But Mayweather was attracted to Showtime for the value added from the exclusive deal. It silos Golden Boy and Mayweather away from the HBO and Bob Arum contingency. The opportunity for elevated promotion appealed to the Mayweather camp (the money didn’t hurt either).

It begs the question, how much money could Money Mayweather make if endorsements were added into the mix? Like Mayweather’s other feats, the windfall could be record-breaking. Mayweather, by design, doesn’t have a single endorsement deal.

“I don’t feel like Nike has to make me. I don’t feel like Adidas has to make me. I don’t have anything against the companies, but my company is [The Money Team],” said Mayweather in a recent New York press conference. Mayweather’s high-earning contemporaries in other sports vastly supplement their income with endorsements. LeBron James, for example, has an endorsement income of $42 million, which is nearly a 120% increase over is $19.1 million salary.

Estimating potential endorsements

Pay in boxing, like most individual sports, is contingent upon the annual success of the athlete. To this degree, athlete winnings serve as “salary” and naturally differ year to year. Mayweather doesn’t always fight twice a year, let alone have huge paydays like with Canelo Alvarez. As stated, Mayweather supplements his fight guarantees with PPV funds because he owns the promotion company. This means that Mayweather’s pay is sourced from many variables — the larger the matchup, the larger the guarantee; the more PPV buys, the more commission. 

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After normalizing the figures a bit, let’s conservatively say that with fight purse and PPV revenue, Mayweather averages around $45 million a year. Using logic from the LeBron example – if Mayweather, through endorsements, would earn 120% of his base – he would earn $54 million to bring his annual income to $99 million. Understand that this estimate increases with multiple fights, marquee matchups, and high PPV sales figures.

Richard Schaefer CEO of Golden Boy Promotions says that the Mayweather “is the greatest in the ring ever, but when it comes to marketing himself and exploring business opportunities, his skills are really unmatched.” Still, consider that fellow boxers Manny Pacquiao and Vladimir Klitscho make $8 million/year and $5 million/year respectively. Is it fair to attribute the potential $54 million in sponsorship money to Mayweather?

Add this to the mix – the most lucrative athlete sponsorships come from apparel companies. For example, the NBA’s Derrick Rose tops the Adidas roster with a $26 million annual deal. Nike pays golfer Rory McIlroy $25 million/year.