Floyd Mayweather Jr is not pleased with the quality of his latest HBO 24/7 series. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
Floyd Mayweather Jr took to his Twitter account today to apologize to his fans and express his disappointment over the quality of his latest "HBO 24/7" series, which is currently airing and covering his upcoming May 5 fight with Miguel Cotto on HBO pay-per-view. Here's what Mayweather said:
"I want to apologize to all my fans and viewers who watched 24/7 last night. I wasn't pleased with this weeks episode of 24/7. Me and my film team are providing Bentley Weiner with exciting content which she is not using. We really needed the producers from Mayweather-Hatton 24/7 to come back to HBO give the fans and viewers more excitement."
I'll be totally honest: I haven't watched a single episode of this "24/7" run, and to be frank, it's in large part because I'm sick of the Mayweather saga on the series. That's not a shot at Floyd specifically, either. I'm also sick of the Manny Pacquiao saga on the series. The two have both been featured so many times that it feels like there's absolutely nothing new they can say, or that we can see.
I do wonder what this "exciting content" is -- maybe this is a case where someone thinks they have something great, but it's actually junk, and the professionals decide, nah, we're not going to use this, because it sucks. Or for all I know, Mayweather really has great material they aren't using. Maybe it's more than him and 50 Cent talking about money, like 50 Cent is some relevant celebrity still and not just a guy who may or may not live in Floyd Mayweather's house.
I'll probably catch up on the series at some point this week. But as much as I do admire the series for what it is, and for giving boxing a platform to be something bigger and more, I don't know, grand, I think I'm just worn out on it. What started as a groundbreaking look inside of training camps and inside of fighters' minds has turned into something pretty predictable, I think. There's not much new ground to cover. Maybe it's time to shelve the series, or use it in two-part installments (or a single hour or two hour special) for more fights than just Mayweather and Manny. New faces might liven it up. I think it would have been great to see a special dedicated to Peterson vs Khan II -- there's a lot there to talk about.