Sunday, April 11, 2010
Published: Apr 11 2010 by: Jake Emen
The first episode of the Mayweather vs. Mosley 24/7 Reality Series
The first episode of Floyd Mayweaher & Shane Mosley 24 7 premiered on Saturday evening, and the episode starts with an explanation of how these two fighters had never met in the ring despite their long and storied careers but finally it’s happening. Mayweather says Mosley is lucky to fight him, and Mosley says that Mayweather is backed into a corner and isn’t the best like he says he is.
Mayweather says that everybody can have their own opinion about him, but if you don’t really know him then maybe you should just take a step back and look at your own life and your own situation. Mayweather drives to the gym and gets to hitting the pads with uncle Roger to some old school Nas in the background. Floyd Sr. is in the gym, and we see that Floyd maintains a 7-person security detail at the gym.
Then we look back at the Mayweather vs. Marquez bout from last September. Mayweather says he worries about nothing in the ring, and that he made $30 million for fighting Marquez. He’s happy the fight went the distance because he got rounds under his belt, and he says that Marquez is a great fighter.. regardless of if he drinks his own urine! Then we flash to Mosley and Hopkins coming into the ring after Mayweather’s fight, and Mayweather’s anger over the situation.
Now we’re in Big Bear taking a look at Mosley’s camp, and the peaceful town setting. Mosley is angry that people are still talking about Pacquiao vs. Mayweather – because he doesn’t believe Mayweather will win the fight against him. He says he’s just as fast as Mayweather is, he has longer arms and can hit him first and that this is a real fight and he knows it. Naazim Richardson is in camp and we flash back to the Mosley vs. Margarito bout, the first time the two had worked together.
Of course, Richardson discovered the illegal wrapping of Margarito’s hands. He thought the fight would be canceled and that Margarito would be hauled off to jail for attempted assault. Of course, by the end of the evening Mosley gave Margarito his due punishment in the ring, and in the process rejuvenated his career once again. We hear about the cancellation of the Mosley vs. Berto fight due to the Haitian earthquake, which paved the way for this bout to get signed and sealed after the implosion of Pacquiao vs. Mayweather.
The two sit down for the initial interviews and Mosley says that when Mayweather was just getting started in the sport he told him that when he got up in the ranks he wanted to be just like him. This pisses Mayweather off, he goes off for a while about how he’s the face of boxing, he’s the cash cow, he holds the PPV record, he made more money in the last two fights than Mosley has made in his career and so forth. Mosley says that as a partner of Golden Boy, he signs Mayweather’s checks.
Then we hear about how the Olympic style drug testing will be used in the Mosley vs. Mayweather bout. Both because of the Pacquiao negotiations and because of Mosley’s past with BALCO and what he says is his unknowing use of designer steroids before his second bout with Oscar De La Hoya. Mayweather says he’s always done it all natural and without help, and Mosley is clearly bothered by the continued accusations and mentions of this past incident.
Members of USADA, United States Anti Doping Agency come into the gym. Mayweather is happy to be taking a test today, and says he is truly trying to take a stand for what he believes is right, because too many fighters are dying, getting brain damage, getting hurt in the ring. Mayweather gives his urine sample, but he’s dehydrated and needs to fill it up completely. He also has to wait 2 hours for a cool down period before his blood can be taken.
In a somewhat hilarious scene, the two USADA agents have to accompany Mayweather to his house and hang out with him until they can finish taking his blood. They seem less than comfortable hanging out at Chez Mayweather while he runs his mouth about a basketball game on TV. The entire process for Mayweather to fill up his urine sample takes 5 hours because of how dehydrated his body is from training.
Back to Camp Mosley, we see him relaxing a bit and taking a part of a local bowling league in Big Bear. The other residents say how much of a part of the community Shane is. He’s been on the same bowling team for 4 or 5 years, and he enjoys being a part of everyday Big Bear life. The USADA make their third visit to Mosley’s camp in the last 10 days. Mosley says it doesn’t bother him, he could do it everyday if they wanted to. It’s something that needs to be done so he’ll do it without problem. He says it’s also good for the public since it was played up that he was a steroid user and that’s what his career was built on. Of course he says that’s not the case.
Back to Vegas, it’s the 1st annual Floyd Mayweather Foundation Gala that Mayweather is hosting at the MGM Grand, to help give back to the community and those who need it most. Mayweather Jr. and Sr. get into a dancing competition and we hear a bit about Mayweather’s childhood. Floyd says he got his trash talking from both his mother and his father.
We’re back at Camp Mosley, where his 19 year old son Shane Jr. is in his camp. Rock Allen is in camp, the 2004 Olympian and undefeated pro who is Naazim Richardson’s son. We hear about the stroke Richardson suffered three years ago, and how bleak things were looking. He was in the hospital for a month, and they said he would never walk again or speak again. He’s made a dramatic recovery that few would have believed.
We go into montage mode with shots of both camps, both guys training, and both guys talking about the fight. Mosley says Mayweather can say anything he wants as long as he shows up May 1st. Mayweather says of course he fights for money, “ya fucking dummy, I’m a prize fighter!” Some Rocky music is playing in the background as the men train, and the fight is just 21 days away. That wrapped up the first episode of Mayweather vs. Mosley 24/7.
The second episode airs next week, where we’ll take a further look at their training camp and preparation. Keep checking in with ProBoxing-Fans.com for recaps of Mayweather vs. Mosley 24 7 and all of the coverage on the big fight coming up in a few weeks.