Saturday, April 24, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Published: Apr 24 2010 by: Jake Emen
Third Episode of Mayweather vs. Mosley 24/7 HBO Reality Series: Recap & Highlights
Episode 3 of Mayweather-Mosley 24/7 aired on Saturday evening for the first time, right before all of the great fights that were to follow on both HBO and Showtime. All of them are of course a great appetizer to next week’s main event, the stellar welterweight battle between Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley. Check out what happened in Mayweather vs. Mosley 24 7 episode 3 right here.
As the third episode of Mayweather vs. Mosley 24/7 begins, Mayweather talks about how Vernon Forrest, Winky Wright and Miguel Cotto all “fucked you up”, of course Mayweather wants to do the same. He then goes on to say that Shane disrespected his father Jack last week, but now he is closer than ever with his uncle and father. Floyd goes on some spending sprees, while we instead see Shane at his camp doing some road work and focusing on nothing but the fight.
We see Shane, Naazim Richardson, Rock Allen and the rest of the camp going to work in the gym. Everybody is talking about how Shane is the guy to talk down to Mayweather. Then some Gang Starr comes on – rest in peace to the fallen rap icon – as he sings the lyrics that no man is invincible. We go back to Mayweather’s camp on Monday, and now he’s all business, hard at work and in his element. He says Shane is good at what he does, but Mayweather is great at everything he does.
Floyd’s dad Floyd Sr. is now around camp all of the time now, and while he realizes Roger is the trainer he of course still wants to be involved and provide his input. Needless to say, he’s extremely confident in Floyd’s chances next week. Floyd Sr. says that Shane will be ready, but Floyd Jr. is too fast, too smart and too quick for Shane to beat him. At 6pm Mayweather leaves the gym, and he’s surrounded by his massive security crew. He mentions what happened to Arturo Gatti and Vernon Forrest as reasons why he opts for the protection, because you never know.
Back in Big Bear, we see Shane’s “1 man army”, from the streets of Harlem, who has been shot and stabbed and is now a reformed Muslim. He’s been with Shane for 10 years and he says that everybody knows that you cannot mess with him as a result. Shane has his personal chef around, and she talks about the meals she prepares, red meat, fish, starches, a couple of vegetables per night and so forth. Shane’s camp talks about Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach, and Naazim says that people hate on them because of how well they are doing their job. He then makes a quick joke about Pacquiao and how badly he sings, but to further his point that he has to be a bad man to be able to get away with that. The camp in Big Bear with Mosley is very close, and it’s all family between Richardson and his crew, and Mosley and his son as well.
Back in Vegas during Mayweather Mosley 24 7 episode 3, we’re hanging with Uncle Roger. He’s tending to his garden, and we hear how he’s been struggling with diabetes for 2 years. Prior to his diagnosis, he didn’t know anything about it, and he was shocked at what the disease could do. He sees his nurse for shots twice per day. He says that he accepts going through all of that because he wants to see his kids grow up. Roger says his greatest contribution in life is having his child, and raising him.
Floyd says he’s proud to have Roger on his uncle, but he’s worried about him as he gets older and can’t move quite as fast. But still, Floyd says he’s a great trainer and one of the best out there. In addition to Roger’s illness, Floyd Sr. has been sick for the past 8 years with sarcoidosis, but Floyd says it’s all about living life to the fullest and making a positive out of the negative.
Back at Camp Mosley in Mayweather vs. Mosley 24/7 episode 3, we take a look at Naazim Richardson and his spirituality and his beliefs. After coming back from the stroke, he says there is nothing that could not convince him about the power of God and his beliefs as well. A large snow storm moves in, and the camp relaxes together. Mosley talks about how important everybody is to him at the camp, and thanks everyone for being there. In turn they say thanks for having him, and they read some prayers and chapters, including one talking about the problems with those who insult other people. Naazim says Shane Mosley is a really good person who just happens to know how to fight. Richardson says Mayweather is embarrassing and shameful to everybody, from the way he acts and represents himself.
Right on cue, Mayweather is talking about how he fights for Mayweather. “I’m in the check cashing business,” Mayweather says, and he says he doesn’t fight for his legacy or anything else, he fights for money. He says he doesn’t care what Shane is talking about, “he’s broke, Fuck Shane”. “Shane wants to be me… wants to be fly like me…” Mayweather goes on and on. Shane says, just tune in May 1st and the world can see who the best fighter is… it will be him.
Thanks for checking out the Mayweather vs. Mosley 24 7 episode 3 recap. The fourth and final episode is next Friday evening at 8:30 pm, the night before the fight. It’s just a week away from fight night, and then we can finally see for ourselves how the big fight plays out. Next Saturday night come right back here to ProBoxing-Fans.com for Mayweather vs. Mosley results, presented with a live round by round blog.