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Mayweather to appear in front of NSAC

A couple of scenes from "All Access" has gotten the attention of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which Floyd will have to answer for.

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Not everyone is a fan of Showtime's "All Access" program. In fact, the NSAC has ordered Floyd Mayweather to appear in front of a 5-person panel on Tuesday to answer questions about unsafe training practices at his Las Vegas gym. Particularly, the commission was concerned about what they saw during a 31-consecutive-minute sparring session between Hasim Rahman Jr. and amateur Donovan Cameron.

The sparring session took place after Cameron had put a bit of a beating on Sharif Rahman, and with older brother Hasim Jr. not pleased about what had taken place, challanging Cameron to step into the ring with him instead. This is not all that uncommon to happen in boxing gyms, but what took place after was a "fight to the death," or really a fight until someone quits, which Mayweather dubbed "dog house rules." Both Hasim Jr. and Cameron sparred for 31-minutes straight until Cameron eventually conceded defeat.

"On Sunday, I watched the episodes when they were sent to me by another commissioner," NSAC chairman Francisco Aguilar told "I was watching the part with the sparring sessions. Our main concern is the health and safety of the fighters and not just on fight night, but also in sparring and in training.

"The point of asking him to come to the meeting is not to accuse anyone of anything. We want to get a clarification about what happened on 'All Access.' There were situations in sparring sessions that we need to talk about. One thing is to talk about making sure you have two equally paired fighters and that you're not putting one fighter in danger. The other is the round that went 31 minutes."

Mayweather is receiving much more scrutiny now because he's been granted a promoters license in Nevada.

"With the promoters license comes a higher standard of doing business," Aguilar said. "So we want to have a conversation with him. How it goes will determine the direction the commission takes. We could say thank you for coming and remind him of the importance and obligations that come with holding a promoters license or there could be a disciplinary action."

The very next scene raised some of the commissioners eyebrows as well, showing Mayweather hanging out with several females while they were all shown rolling up marijuana joints, with Mayweather encouraging the ladies.

"There is also the marijuana situation in there, and some commissioners are upset about it. I think that's a minor issue compared to the sparring situation," Aguilar said. "I understand the value of TV and drama, so the marijuana part was not a major concern for me, but is of other commissioners. My priority is the health and safety of the fighters."

Not too many people believe much will come of this, with Mayweather earning tons of money for the commission and the state as a whole. I bet we see a fine of Mayweather at most.

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