If Floyd Mayweather indeed decides to fight on in 2016, what network will be in his corner? Mayweather says he's loyal to the people he's worked with since 2013, but also hinted at an offer from his old partners at HBO, at tonight's post-fight presser following his win over Andre Berto.
"I've had numbers thrown at me. Nine figures. I got people who flew out here, but I'm loyal to Showtime, I'm loyal to CBS," Mayweather said. The only reasonable thing to guess here is that HBO may have made Mayweather an offer for a fight next year, something that may be expected now that Floyd is a free agent, having fulfilled his contract with CBS and Showtime.
HBO, of course, has not made any public offers, and likely wouldn't make any sort of public offer or statement on the matter. But there's really no doubt that if Mayweather does decide to fight again, HBO would at the very least be highly interested. He's still the biggest-grossing fighter in the United States, and strengthens either network's boxing brand. (At this point, he essentially is Showtime's boxing brand.)