This week six-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather announced that he will be defending his WBC welterweight title against the interim champion Roberto Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 4.
But in terms of boxing business, the more significant news was that the undefeated fighter has ended his 16-year relationship with television channel HBO and signed with network rivals Showtime where he is scheduled to appear six times over 30 months.
But will Mayweather, who is approaching his 36th birthday, realistically compete six times in two-and-a-half years?
For most boxers this question would be a moot point. But Mayweather is not your average boxer.
Since his win over Juan Manuel Marquez in September 2009, Mayweather – who has an unblemished record of 43 wins (26 K.Os) – has only fought three times.
Despite his inactivity and incarnation last June for two months after assaulting his ex-girlfriend back in 2010, Mayweather grossed £54m last year following bouts against Victor Ortiz and Miguel Cotto to be crowned the world’s highest paid sportsman.