Showtime PPV possible for Dec.9th, Mayweather Jr. exhibition, Thurman & Danny Garcia

By Boxing News - 10/02/2023 - Comments

By Allan Fox: Showtime has a PPV card reportedly in the works for December 9th, with Floyd Mayweather Jr. fighting another one of his exhibitions and former world champions Keith Thurman & Danny Garcia fighting in different bouts.

Dan Rafael is reporting the news of Showtime planning a pay-per-view card on December 9th, which would have stiff competition, competing with DAZN’s PPV card, headlined by Devin Haney vs. Regis Prograis with Dmitry Bivol possible for the undercard.

Showtime’s PPV card isn’t official yet for December 9th, but it does take place; it seems destined for failure because the three fighters on that potential card are old & no longer relevant.

Even if the Haney-Prograis DAZN PPV event wasn’t happening on December 9th, the names mentioned for the Showtime pay-per-view potential card on that date aren’t good enough to lure fans to purchase it.

There could be nothing happening on December 9th in the boxing world, and fans still wouldn’t be interested in purchasing a Showtime PPV card with the old-timers Mayweather, Thurman, and Garcia on it.

Mayweather is 46 and hasn’t fought a professional bout since 2017. Many fans have stopped watching Mayweather’s exhibition bouts, as they always dull affairs against hopelessly overmatched guys who look lost inside the ring.

Many fans just want Mayweather to disappear and stop with his pathetic exhibition bouts against the scrubs that he digs up to try and peddle to the boxing public.

It would be one thing if Mayweather was still fighting professionally and willing to put his inflated 50-0 record at stake against killers like Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis, but he’s not willing to do that. He’s not willing to put his resume at stake, so he’s just exhibition bouts against soft opposition.

Mayweather’s exhibition bouts:

  • Logan  Paul
  • Tenshin Nasukawa
  • Don Moore
  • Mikuru Asakura
  • Deji Olatunji
  • Aaron Chalmers
  • John Gotti III

The main problem with 35-year-old Keith Thurman, besides his advanced age, is the fact that he stopped being an active fighter six years ago in 2017.

He rarely fights anymore, and all he’s been doing lately is campaigning for a payday title shot that he doesn’t deserve, welterweight champion Terence Crawford.  Thurman’s last fight was in February 2022 against Mario Barrios.

The 35-year-old former two-division world champion Danny Garcia hasn’t fought since July of last year when defeated Jose Benavidez Jr. by a 12 round majority decision. There’s been talk of Danny fighting 40-year-old WBA middleweight champion Erislandy Lara next.