Showtime execs can now breathe a sigh of relief.
After writing a check with multiple zeros to lure Floyd Mayweather Jr. away from HBO (details here), the undefeated boxing superstar finally made his pay-per-view (PPV) debut for the cable television network, a 12-round unanimous decision win over Robert Guerrero last Saturday night (May 4, 2013) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Watch the replay here.
Midway through their championship fight, "Money" injured his hand, one that appeared to be swollen and discolored following his pugilistic efforts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The injury immediately cast doubts over his ability to fight later this year, where he's already been penciled in for the second bout of his six-fight (and final) deal on Sept. 14 in "Sin City."
Turns out the hand is A-OK, according to ESPN, who reported that Mayweather's trip to the hospital revealed nothing more than "soreness." That kind of thing happens when you land 60-percent of your power punches (see the live results and play-by-play here).
Now it's time for vacation.
Mayweather promised he would fulfill his Sept. commitment and there is nothing from the doctor that says he can't. Of course, the big question now is, who does the pound-for-pound king fight next? There are a lot of names floating around the water cooler including Timothy Bradley, Canelo Alvarez and of course, Manny Pacquiao.
Our own Corey Braiterman breaks down his future options here.
For more on last weekend's "May Day" boxing extravaganza, check out our live story stream featuring results, videos, photos, fallout, reactions and more by clicking here.