Mayweather unhappy with HBO's '24/7'
MANILA, Philippines – Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is disappointed with the recent episode of HBO’s reality series "24/7," which features the build-up to his May 5 junior middleweight clash against Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto.
In his Twitter account, Mayweather apologized to viewers for what he feels is a subpar episode.
“I want to apologize to all my fans and viewers who watched '24/7' last night. I wasn’t pleased with this week’s episode of '24/7,'” Mayweather said.
The previous week’s episode of the show showcased Mayweather’s charitable efforts, as well as his relationship with his uncle and trainer, Roger Mayweather.
“People get a chance to see Floyd Mayweather: he’s flashy, he talk a lot of trash, he’s wild, he’s all over the place, he gets nice cars, all he is is money, money, money, but I also give back a lot of money,” Mayweather said.
Mayweather also had some choice words for Cotto in last week’s episode, guaranteeing a victory in their May 5 fight.
“I don’t got nothing against Miguel Cotto at all. It’s no hard feelings, but it’s the fight game... It’s the fight game. We at war. I know he’s a quiet killer... I am a loud killer,” Mayweather said.
The boxer was not satisfied with the episode, however, claiming he and his team had more to show to the cameras.
“Me and my film team are providing (producer) Bentley Weiner with exciting content which she is not using,” Mayweather tweeted.
“We really needed the producers from Mayweather – (Ricky) Hatton 24/7 to come back to HBO (and) give the fans and viewers more excitement,” he added.
The episode also featured Cotto’s thoughts on his father, who died in January 2010.
“I know my father is still here with us. I think he’s very happy. He’s laughing. He’s enjoying what he’s seeing right now, the way he sees his son,” Cotto said.
Mayweather has starred in several '24/7' shows, with the reality series featuring the build-up to his fights against Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 and against Victor Ortiz last year, among others.
During the first episode of "Mayweather-Ortiz: 24/7," the HBO cameras caught a family feud as Mayweather and his father, Floyd Sr., nearly came to blows inside their Las Vegas gym.