Admin – On The Beak
Floyd Mayweather Jr, partly responsible for bringing the 24/7 programming to boxing, returns to the ring on Saturday, Saturday 17 as he co-headlines the Star Power event along with WBC welterweight world champion Victor Ortiz; a game southpaw with proven knockdown power in his unrelenting cannon-like fists. The bout is staged at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas and HBO have part-released early teasers of their behind-the-scenes promotion.
As Mayweather Jr (41-0-0, 25ko) himself explains in the embedded video below (credit – Youtube, HBOSports), viewers will get to see him interact with his family, as well as witness the choreographed routines on the pads with uncle and trainer Roger Mayweather at the Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas.
The highly-anticipated footage carries an added intrigue due to the allegedly fiery confrontation between Mayweather Jr and his father Floyd Mayweather Sr. Journalist Dave Mayo from the Grand Rapids Press, a newspaper from the Michigan city that Mayweather Jr was born in, was at the Mayweather Gym when the verbal showdown began and reported: “Floyd Mayweather stood virtually nose to nose with yet another distraction last week, this one involving the man from whom he took his name.
“It started as good-natured ribbing – all of it with HBO’s 24/7 camera whirring and a boom microphone hovering – but quickly devolved into the two Floyd Mayweathers bellowing vile curses at each other, eyes popping, neck veins bulging, and the father stalking out while the roiling emotions within the son led him to continue the verbal fight in his dressing room, almost as if practicing lines for the next time around.”