Mayweather/Marquez 24/7 – Episode 1
The show opens up in a roller rink, which could be the same roller rink in which a shooting occurred last weekend. Yep, it’s the same one. Mayweather says he didn’t have anything to with it, though they searched his house and seized some hand guns. I wonder if the show mentions his uncle’s recent issues.
He says his retirement was because his body needed to heel and also because he needed to find out who he was as a person, but boxing was still in him.
Uncle Roger says all athletes come back and Floyd specifically loved that lamplight. I think he meant limelight. He also says Spanish fighters are tough, but they rely on their heart, not their brain. He said the difference between Marquez and Mayweather is that Marquez is good, but Mayweather is great.
Marquez is being trained by Nacho Beristain, who you’ll remember trained Oscar De La Hoya for his fight with Manny Pacquaio. This will be Marquez’s 56th fight of his career. He’s won titles in 3 different weight classes.
He says that even though the first fight was a draw, that he beat Manny Pacquiao. And he said that he clearly beat Pacquiao in the second fight.
The fight is at 144 pounds, 9 more than Marquez has ever weighed in the ring.
They show Floyd giving food to the homeless and he says that the media doesn’t like to show that Floyd. He says that he’s blessed.
Though the word is that he has issues with the IRS, he says that he doesn’t and that he has a good relationship with the IRS. He says that the difference between he and most rich people with toys is that his stuff is paid for.
Baby brother Rafael Marquez is watching big brother train. They talk about how hard it was growing up, but that their father taught them to throw a jab right when they could walk.
Floyd Sr. says sometimes you have to break up to make up and make it better the second time around in talking about his son Floyd Jr. Floyd Jr. says that his dad is spending quality time with him. Roger says life is short and he wants his brother and his nephew to have a good relationship. Floyd Jr. says he’s going to listen to both of them, but Roger is his trainer. Floyd Sr. says he doesn’t need to train his son. He needs to have a relationship with his son.
Well, they are bringing up Roger’s issues. He supposedly choked a female boxer who was staying in his house. He admitted that much in self defense, but not that he hit her.
Nacho says that out of the 16 world champions he’s trained, JMM might be the best. They’ve been together for more than 20 years.
Next week, we see more of the relationship between Jr. and Sr. and JMM’s outdoor training, which resembles Rocky in Russia.
13 thoughts on “Mayweather/Marquez 24/7 – Episode 1”
were can we see the video?
You can watch it here: http://www.hbo.com/boxing/events/2009/0919_mayweather_marquez/index.html
Wow, They really weren’t sweeping anything under the rug on this one.
Nope, they hit everything. I thought it was very well done.
Yeah, a promising start. Although I was mildly disappointed they didn’t do anything with little Floyd on Raw.
He didn’t do much and maybe WWE didn’t want cameras there? Not sure why they didn’t.
Yeah, Alan and I were discussing whether they would go with him to Raw back on super china buffet day. We came to the conclusion that WWE would probably make it a hassle for them so they probably just wouldn’t bother.
Does uncle Roger remember the great Juliuo Cesar Chavez..
he should he, Chavez kicked he a** twice..
I’ve GOT to see this.
The fight is almost there… for sure all boxing fun are very excited to watch this fight…
I can’t wait myself.