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Mayweather-Guerrero All Access Episode Four Review

By Luis Sandoval

Fight week wouldn’t be complete without a send off episode of All Access Mayweather-Guerrero as episode four continued to deliver great content and material. While 24/7 was built on Mayweather’s enticing antics, All Access relied on sheer insider access to both camps as we were given both the human element and the training most fight fans covet.

If there’s anything left for Floyd Mayweather to accomplish after 17 years in the sport it’s leaving no doubt that he is not just this generation’s best fighter; but the best fighter period. Mayweather’s work ethic is what separates him from others as he explains he makes it a point to work harder than the guy standing to his left or his right. His ultimate goal is to be the best and he’ll work as hard as he needs to in order to attain it.

Mayweather is also one, if not the only, boxer who actually walks around at the weight he fights at. After a vigorous workout, Mayweather tips the scales just a little over a pound of the 147 pound weight limit he will need to be this Friday for the weigh in.

Things are much different for his opponent Robert Guerrero who maintains a steady diet and while he has to work to make sure he comes in on target, making weight for him has never been an issue. In fact, his father and trainer Ruben Guerrero feels Robert has finally fully grown into a full fledged Welterweight. We forget it was only last year when Guerrero made the move from 135 to 147 but any worries that he may not be big enough are long gone.

Guerrero also does what many fighters claim not to do and that’s watch tape on their opponent. He and his team study Mayweather’s last fight against Miguel Cotto and while they see vulnerabilities in Mayweather’s game, they also admit he’s a great fighter and will be tough to beat. It’s a feat however that they don’t deem impossible as they remind they will shock the world May 4th.

One of the interesting things about Mayweather is the transformation from prized fighter to boxing promoter before our very eyes as Mayweather Promotions has really begun to make strides. Much like Oscar De La Hoya in the twilight of his career, Mayweather is building his promotional company and has already secured his first world champion in Ishe Smith. Floyd understands that building a brand is important and he intends for his name to continue to be associated with boxing long after he hangs up his gloves.

“I’m over the age of 35 so now it’s time to put [myself] in the best position possible. You know 30 to 40 years from now, it’s about the Mayweather Promotions name still going strong. It’s about the name living on. I’m a boxer, I’m a trainer, I’m a promoter - I’m just involved. My name got to be involved” said Mayweather.

Back at camp Guerrero, it’s time for Robert’s wife and kids to finally pay him a visit as they finally get to reunite with their father. Watching his kids marvel at seeing their dad’s face on billboards and on taxi cabs reminds you these fighters and their families are just like us. Having his kids with him is a true inspiration and reminds Guerrero who he’s fighting for and why he works hard day in and day out.

The show ends with one of the better montages I’ve seen since probably the Mayweather-Hatton 24/7 series ending. All Access did a great job of giving us an inside look to both camps and setting up the stage for one of the year’s biggest fights. While some may have been expecting a more animated Mayweather, they probably got something better as there was true substance in this series to go along with entertainment. A 5th installment which will be an epilogue episode will air May 18th on Showtime as it will cap off a fun and interesting series.

Grade: 4.5/5

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 juandabomb on 05-02-2013

they need to get rid of common as the narrator, he sucks...they need the other dude Sweeney I believe was his name from the fight camp 360

Comment by MDPopescu on 05-02-2013

Floyd's transition: the future Maharajah of ethics in training and promoting...

Comment by 4Corners on 05-02-2013

[QUOTE=icebergisonfire;13315634]To my knowledge, he hasn't put anything on his youtube channel.[/QUOTE] Because in Dan Rafael's latest article, he talks about how Floyd's reflexes still look good as shown by his right hand counter sparring for Guerrero.

Comment by icebergisonfire on 05-02-2013

[QUOTE=4Corners;13315584]Has there been any sparring footage of Floyd training for Guerrero?????[/QUOTE] To my knowledge, he hasn't put anything on his youtube channel.

Comment by 4Corners on 05-02-2013

Has there been any sparring footage of Floyd training for Guerrero?????

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