The Main Event
According to a press release, the Black-owned network has officially inked exclusive distribution rights to Floyd Mayweather’s forthcoming fight against Aaron “The Joker” Chalmers.
“I am excited to partner with The Zeus Network for my exhibition fight,” said Mayweather in an official statement. “I know they will help bring the event to a wider audience and I can’t wait to get back in the ring and put on a great show for the fans.”
The Zeus Network
As previously reported by AfroTech, Zeus founder and CEO Lemuel Plummer has been immersed into the television industry for his entire life.
In fact, his parents owned three television studios in the city of Detroit.
“I think my upbringing played a huge role in the space I am currently in,” said Plummer. “I learned a lot from my parents and other folks who worked for the network and that really kind of helped mold me into becoming interested in creating and launching my own network.”
Now, after funding the network solely on his own, Plummer continues to see success with Zeus.
“We are thrilled to be working with Floyd Mayweather for this exhibition fight, his talent and skill in the ring are unmatched, and we can’t wait to bring this event to our Zeus fans around the world,” said Plummer.
Thanks to the new deal, the Zeus network will work closely alongside Mayweather and High Roller Entertainment to bring awareness to the fight across various media channels.
“We are thrilled to announce that we have secured the exclusive global distribution rights for this exhibition fight,” said executive producer Daryl Farmer. “This is a major move for us and demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality content to our global viewers. We can’t wait for fight night.”
How To Watch The Fight
The upcoming fight is slated for Feb. 25. However, pre-sale to stream the event or purchase it through Pay-Per-View begins Feb. 1.