Random Thoughts on Mayweather/Ortiz: 24/7
by Andrew Schweitzer
Ah yes, it’s that time again. Floyd Mayweather has been out of boxing for more than a year and is making a comeback against the young and dangerous Victor Ortiz’ for the latter’s WBC welterweight title. And if Floyd Mayweather is fighting, then HBO is wheeling out their 24/7 series once again. And once again, I’m giving a point by point analysis of each episode.
- Well, we’re less than two minutes into the show and Floyd is already into an F-word rant that would make Gordon Ramsay blush. It would be nice if he would just work his way up to a rant instead of just launching in out of the blue.
- Wait, is it just me or while Floyd is ranting, can I hear the production crew laughing?
- When I first saw Ortiz hopping up those bleachers I thought he was running for a second.
- “You got to be in the right state of mind. If you go in thinking you’re gonna have a bad day, you’re gonna have a bad day.” Those are Temo Ortiz’ thoughts on truck driving. As someone who has dealt with truck drivers, he is 100% right.
- I’d read about Victor Ortiz’ childhood in Ring magazine before but every time I hear it I become more thankful for my own mom and dad.
- I think I’ve counted at least 23 individual members of “The Money Team”.
- Roger Mayweather admits he wouldn’t know Victor Ortiz if he saw him. Knowing that, is it not fair to conclude that Roger Mayweather don’t know s__t about boxing?
- Floyd Sr. Is back again, most likely to inflate his own ego and recite some more crappy poetry.
- Oh Jahozafat, two seconds after being introduced and he’s already into it. Dude, just publish a book already.
- Is it just me or are they putting a lot of emphasis on the fact that Danny Garcia drives a truck for Coca Cola? Are they sponsoring the fight?
- I wish Victor would have explained why he felt like he didn’t want to be there against Ortiz. I know I’m not a fighter, but it just doesn’t make sense to go through a training camp, weigh-in and then when you’re in the locker room, all of a sudden you feel like you want to go home. Again, I’m not a fighter, but it just doesn’t make sense to me.
- Hard to believe that Ortiz was a 4-1 underdog against Berto when you watch the bout again.
- Floyd was asked what motivates him at the beginning of the episode. He said that it was putting the finishing touches on his legacy. Being a defendant in six separate legal proceedings might also be a small factor in it.
- “It’s lies. Lies. Period-lies.” Considering that your own children are witnesses in the domestic abuse case against you, are you openly saying your children are liars? For what purpose?
- It only makes sense that they play “I’m Sorry Miss Jackson” when speaking about Floyd’s fiancée, Miss Jackson.
- Danny Garcia’s family didn’t speak to him after Victor decided to be trained Danny instead of his brother Robert. Is it possible that the Garcia family and Mayweather family are distant relatives?
- Ah, and speaking of the Mayweather family, we now get to the most discussed part of the episode. Hold onto your butts.
- It starts off as just friendly banter as to who has the better camp but Floyd Sr. has to let his ego take over and start saying something stupid.
- “You were undefeated when you started with your daddy!” Uh, Floyd, he’s always been undefeated as a pro and he’s always been trained by Roger.
- That would be like me saying, “Wow, this water is really wet!”
- What’s really shocking to me about this is that Roger just sits there and doesn’t say a word until it’s all over.
- What was a bit disappointing was that nobody stepped in and said, “OK, that’s enough, cut it out.” Instead, a bunch of “Yes Men” just stand around and let it go on while little children can be heard crying in the background.
- OK, show of hands, how many people would rather see Floyd Jr. and Sr. meet in the ring instead of Floyd Jr. and Ortiz.
- Floyd Jr. was heard using a homosexual slur towards his dad. Surprisingly, I haven’t heard one advocate group come out and demand an apology.
- If there’s one thing that surprised me about this entire episode, it’s that nobody (Especially Floyd) mentioned Manny Pacquiao.
Andrew Schweitzer is a contributing writer to boxing4free.com. When not writing or discussing the sweet science, Andrew can be found at the gym or at work. If you enjoy Andrew's work, visit www.SchweitzerMan.blogspot.com for wonderful rants on stuff you may not care about, but will enjoy nonetheless.