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 Last update:  5/2/2012       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Mayweather Explains Antics, Frustration With HBO's 24/7
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By Rick Reeno

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs) is not pleased with the recent 24/7 series for his upcoming fight with WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30KOs). Unless you've been hiding in a closet, 24/7 is a reality television series, created by HBO, that follows athletes for a period of weeks as they prepare for a major sporting event. Each series of the show is generally three to four episodes, and is narrated by Liev Schreiber.

Mayweather generates the highest television ratings of the 24/7 series. However, Mayweather's fans have openly expressed their frustration with his last 24/7 series, which hyped last September's fight with Victor Ortiz, and there is further disappointment with the ongoing 24/7 series to promote this Saturday's fight with Cotto - taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  

The fans are not alone. Mayweather himself is disappointed with the ongoing 24/7 series. He wants to try new things with the show and provides Bentley Weiner, Director & Coordinating Producer at HBO, with fresh material - but he claims Weiner and the others behind the 24/7 series are more interested in having him rehash the same material.

"I think they show what they want to show. I sit down with 24/7, the lady Bentley of HBO. I sit down with her. I give her an interview for two hours. She tells me that she basically don't like the interview that I gave her, for two hours. I ask her 'what's the matter with the interview?' She says 'that's not what we want. We need animated Floyd. We need wild, over the top, bad language, wild.' That's what she wants. That's what they want. They feel like, that is entertainment. So, I'll give them what they want," Mayweather said.

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comment by Aidonia, on 05-02-2012
[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO]Floyd stop lying you show off do The same **** every episode n same training ure boring[/QUOTE] Exactly. The money team pff more like his rent-a-friends.. the way the burst out laughing at his pathetic jokes and impressions, it's cringe-worthy

comment by Aidonia, on 05-02-2012
[quote=fighting pride]lol, so much for the claim he made in episode he owned 24/7 and was taking it over.[/quote] looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

comment by mathed, on 05-02-2012
They need to show more of these guys training and stuff, no one cares about dude's family, especially after people have seen them in past series. 24/7 can only show so much and Floyd's persona is what sells.....don't cry about your number one cash MONEY image now. Keep showing the diamonds ...

comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO, on 05-02-2012
Floyd stop lying you show off do The same **** every episode n same training ure boring

comment by bose, on 05-02-2012
[QUOTE=GRUSTLER]Floyd started it though. The industry wants what makes money. They don't believe in investing or doing anything original. Floyd used to be a humble kid but came off as boring but once he turned into "Money Mayweather" he sold out the roof. Too late for him to turn back now and...

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