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Video – All Access: Mayweather Vs. Maidana Episode 1

All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana

Showtime’s All Access series is back, this time taking a look at the biggest fight of the year so far; Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana.

I’ll add the video of the episode here in case you haven’t seen it so I don’t spoil anything in my recap below.

Episode one is Mayweather heavy and I would guess that it’s going to be like that for the entire series. It’s not that Maidana doesn’t have a great story as he does and really, the best part of the episode is the fantastic recap of his fight with Adrien Broner. But he also doesn’t speak English and he’s simply a humble hard worker in comparison to Mayweather who is a flashy hard worker.

Some interesting tid-bits learned from the episode:

– Maidana actually wasn’t training with his team as he was waiting for his fiancé to give birth. I couldn’t tell how much training time he lost out on.
– Mayweather and Miss Jackson are no longer engaged which is only interesting because it seemed that Mayweather wanted to be seen with three women at all times.
– Mayweather shops like Michael Jackson.
– Mayweather finds Maidana dangerous, but is upset at how he handled Broner. He also has some curt feedback for Adrien.

Overall, it was an effective episode in setting the stage which is an easy story to tell. It’s rich and flashy vs. humble and non-assuming. It’s the best boxer in the world against a top-notch puncher who believes he has the power to knock him out.

However, the series will get old quickly if it’s continually about Floyd’s riches. I think we need to learn more about Maidana’s rise and his current game plan. Why? Well, we’ve heard from everyone Floyd’s fought lately that they believe they have the one punch power to knock him out. We don’t believe you. No one can hit him. Tell us how you plan on closing the distance and actually hit him before you tell me you can knock him out.

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