Earlier tonight the first episode of HBO’s 24/7: Mayweather-Ortiz aired and the segment wasn’t without its share of dramatics. The acclaimed series will be taking a look inside of the lives of undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. and WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz as they prepare for their September 17th clash at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
While this episode did have some positive moments, including a closer look at Ortiz’s blue-collar team and the strong bond that the 24-year old champion has with his younger brother Temo, things ended on a bit of a sour note.
<— Slideshow: A closer look at Mayweather-Ortiz 24/7, episode 1, including the wild argument between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Sr.
The scene shifted to Floyd’s gym and the cameras picked up on a bit of a mild debate that was taking place between Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Jr. Things soon became heated between the two men, who have had a very strained relationship over the years.
Floyd Jr. could be seen stating that his team was running fine and that his camp was going to remain ‘undefeated’. Hearing that, Floyd Sr. reminded his boy who exactly it was that was molded him into a fighter from the get-go.
“You’re undefeated but you started with your Daddy,” said Senior.
Floyd then motioned to his current trainer and Uncle Roger, pointing out that it was him who was responsible for his success as a professional. Roger took over the duties of training Floyd after his father was locked up in prison for drug trafficking in 1992.
The two men continued to trade verbal barbs, with ‘Money’ even demanding that his father be removed from the gym.
“Aint nobody ask you to come here! Get the fuck out of my gym!” Floyd would bark. Moments later Floyd Sr. would return fire, begging his son “Come put me out of her punk!”
Definitely a ridiculous scene and you hate to see family get into it like that. Still bothered by the whole ordeal even after his father had left the building, Floyd left the audiences with one last sound byte.
“Like I said before, Roger Mayweather made the Mayweather name and I took it to the next level. And when it’s all said and done there are only two Mayweathers who count; Roger Mayweather and Floyd Mayweather.”
Chris Robinson is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He can be reached at Trimond@aol.com