Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mayweather: The Fight is Sold Already Because of Me!

By Luis Sandoval

The build up to a Floyd Mayweather fight wouldn’t be complete without a pre-fight series documenting his and his opponent’s life and training leading up to their showdown. Floyd may have left HBO for Showtime but Mr. 24/7 is now Mr. All Access and nothing’s changed but the name of the show.

One thing that is new is his opponent as Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero is the latest boxer to get a chance to dethrone Mayweather and collect a lucrative pay day in the process.

Episode one of All Access opens up with both fighters claiming why they will be victorious and why the other has no chance. For Floyd, there’s no blue print to beat him. For Robert, it’s questioning his 36 year old opponent’s legs.

Things get more interesting when we see Mayweather return back to the place where it all started; his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. Mayweather admits he hasn’t been back in about 5 years as he tours the city in freezing weather. We are also introduced to Mayweather’s Grandmother who Floyd manages to coax into cursing at the cameras. It made for a funny moment but Floyd is soon off again and makes sure to leave one of his signature money stacks behind for the woman he says gave him the best she could give him when he was growing up.

Things move from one small town to another as we are taken to Gilroy, CA where Robert Guerrero was born and raised and still resides with his wife and kids. While Mayweather is normally seen as the villain, it is Guerrero and his father who quickly begin the war of words as they critique the “cheerleaders” Floyd has around him at the gym. Robert goes on a rant as he questions the way Floyd represents himself and calls him a clown.

Guerrero and his team strike first blood but Floyd soon gets his chance when they meet face to face at a promotional shoot.

“What does it take to sell this fight? The fight is sold already because of me. It’s a Mayweather weekend, it’s a Mayweather show. Robert Guerrero, the only thing he has to do is show up” boasted Floyd after showing up 3 hours late to the shoot.

Floyd gets in Guerrero’s face as both fighters jaw back and forth with even WBC Lightweight champion Adrien Broner getting involved. When things go back to Las Vegas, we find out that while both Roger and Floyd Mayweather Sr will be training Floyd, only Floyd Sr will be working the corner on fight night. Both father and son have had falling outs in the past but seem to have once again righted the ship as working together is something Floyd says makes them all stronger.

One of the reasons many felt Guerrero would be a great fit for a pre fight documentary series such as All Access is because of the great story he has. Guerrero’s wife Casey Guerrero was diagnosed with cancer which made for very difficult times for their family. Fortunately for them, Casey was able to beat cancer as they overcame a tough moment in their life. They’ve been together 14 years and Robert has stuck with her through thick and thin.

Floyd also has his moments with his family as he buys out a movie theatre so he and his daughter can enjoy a movie night and spend time together. It’s more proof that Floyd’s lifestyle can provide him and his family luxuries we can only dream of. If we learned anything else about Floyd is that 30months isn’t just the limit on his contract with Showtime, but also with the sport of boxing. 

The show ends with Guerrero embarking on a stressful and busy media tour while Floyd remains home and trains like only he can. It’s a huge contrast as its Guerrero busy promoting himself and the fight and missing training sessions while Floyd’s schedule goes uninterrupted. 

Ross Greenburg was brought in to help this series retain what made Floyd’s run on 24/7 so great as Greenburg worked as producer since the genesis of 24/7 back in 2007. While the first episode was entertaining, you come to the realization that Mayweather might simply be a different person now.

Floyd has definitely toned down and it’s understandable as Mayweather is now 36 year old and has reached the pinnacle of his success. He’s at the top so there’s nowhere to go but down and you better believe Floyd is going to do his best to make sure he stays just where he’s at for the next 30 months.

Guerrero is a fresh face and the more this series goes, the more we’ll find out about him and how he handles being on this big stage. In the past, some of Mayweather’s opponents have been reluctant to engage in verbal warfare but with Guerrero, Floyd has a guy that can bring the best out of him again. And judging from the first face to face meeting, it looks like he may already have.

Grade: 4/5

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to BoxingScene Radio, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CheckHooks'BF on 04-11-2013

[QUOTE=Check_hooks;13232693]Thats not what happened with this guy [/QUOTE] hey whats for dinner sweety?

Comment by Deevel916 on 04-11-2013

[QUOTE=V.WEBB;13233300]When it cracks a mil, would you agree to leave the site forever?[/QUOTE] Its not going to. Despite shaefers claim of Floyd/ortiz doing 1.25mil, many sources claimed that it actually did 750k. Now if Floyd can't do a mil with…

Comment by PAC-BOY on 04-11-2013

[QUOTE=ElBossHogg™;13232519]Go sell that fight on MLK day SUCKA.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://www.eevblog.com/forum/Smileys/default/smiley_laughing.gif[/IMG] He couldnt

Comment by INGLEWOOD on 04-11-2013

[QUOTE=CheckHooks'BF;13232567]hey [B]ElEmployeePiglet[/B] why do you hate floyd so much yet glorify a proven cheater in you sig?[/QUOTE] Cuz hes retarted.

Comment by budfr on 04-11-2013

His name does sell tickets but it´s due to the brainwashing media and because most fans actuallt want to see him lose. The moment that happens or if it had happenned before, not many people would want to watch the…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (40)
Top Headlines Video: Badou Jack Talks Kovalev-Ward, Mayweather-McGregor Gassiev: I Was Surpised at How Tough Lebedev Was, He Hits Hard Ed Brown, 25, Passes Away Sunday Following Fatal Shooting Andy Ruiz Hits New Zealand Feeling Strong, Confident of Victory Video: Bermane Stiverne Discusses Alexander Povetkin Title Fight Juan Carlos Reveco Bounces Back With Wide Points Win Photos: Murat Gassiev, Denis Lebedev Wage War in Moscow Troyanovsky: I Never Saw The Punch, I Hope To Get a Rematch Murat Gassiev-Denis Lebedev: Post-Fight Report Card Saunders Admits Weight Issue, Needed 6 Months To Drop From 210 Photos: Jesus Cuellar Grinding Hard For Abner Mares Title Defense Fan Favorite Jose Ramirez Wants To Bring HBO Card To Fresno Zlaticanin: I Plan To Knock Mikey Garcia Out, He's Easy To Hit! Chavez Jr. Admits: If I Don't Beat Britsch - Then It's Time To Go! Photos: Billy Joe Saunders Looks Poor in Lackluster Akavov Win Billy Joe Saunders: I'll Do My Two Mandatories, Then a Big Fight Frank Warren Sees Bradley Skeete Going For World Title in 2017 Tony Bellew Hints That David Haye is Broke: His Life is in Turmoil! Julian Williams: I'm More Focused, I Definitely Went The Extra Mile Marcos Villasana Jr. Knocks Out Jorge Luis Rodriguez In Eight McGregor: F*** Mayweather's Manager, I Hold All The Numbers! Johnny Navarrete Shocks Jorge Paez Jr. - Retirement Looms? Ed Brown is Fighting For His Life After Being Shot in The Head Saunders: I Called Out GGG, Now I'm Embarrassed By Performance Michael Conlan: McGregor Will Carry Irish Flag at My Pro Debut Photos: Andy Ruiz Hits New Zealand For Joseph Parker Showdown Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov - CompuBox Punch Stats Freddie Roach Impressed: Murat Gassiev Was a Beast in There Murat Gassiev vs. Denis Lebedev - CompuBox Punch Stats Billy Joe Saunders Struggles in Decision Win Over Artur Akavov Lolenga Mock, Sherman Williams Win in Aarhus, Denmark Jack Catterall Outpoints Diego Luque, Retains Fringe WBO Regional Lebedev Wants a Rematch: I Thought I Won or it Was a Draw Paul Butler Beats Alexander Cazares, Targets Jamie McDonnell Kubrat Pulev Batters, Stops Samuel Peter in Four Rounds Murat Gassiev Drops, Decisions Lebedev With Split Nod For IBF Belt Denis Lebedev vs. Murat Gassiev - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Julius Indongo Destroys Eduard Troyanovsky in One - HUGE Upset Denis Shafikov vs. Richard Commey - CompuBox Punch Stats Maxim Vlasov Blasts Rakhim Chakhkiev in Wild Shootout
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement