Mayweather Steps In Front Of Nevada Commission, No Punishment Is Meted

Floyd Mayweather was trotted out in front of members of the Nevada State Atheltic Commission on Tuesday, after that entity became aware of conduct on the part of Mayweather which warranted examination, and perhaps, presumably, censure.

Explanation was offered, according to this live blog account from The Las Vegas Sun, in the form of a Mayweather attorney stating that sometimes portions of the proceedings which are filmed for the Showtime “All Access” docu-mercial show are put together “all for the reality show.”

The meeting got off to a friendly-ish note, signaling the direction of the affair. Mayweather was informed that this deal was a “discussion,” nothing more. The crux of the attention stemmed from the goings on shown in the second to last “All Access” episode, which featured a 31 minute bout between two young fighters, which took place at Mayweather’s Vegas gym.

Being that Floyd is the face of Mayweather Promotions, and has spoken lengthily about the need for fighters to stay smart and safe, not take unnecessary punishment, some sections of the public were taken aback by the seeming hypocrisy involved.

He was asked about the presence of a pot party which took place at his house and was caught on camera. The Sun quotes him as saying, in reaction, “I’m trying to sell more than a fight. It’s a lifestyle.” (Did I hear clapping from the peanut gallery? Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., were you present??)

Any betting captured at “The Dog Hose” was for the cameras, Floyd explained…as if standards and practices are and should be summarily relaxed in the name of entertainment.

Floyd was then asked nicely to behave better, and is sent on his way.

Dog and pony show? Proper application of investigation and oversight? Talk to me, Forum folks.

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COMMENTS

-Radam G :

Is anyone in da know or in the loop of the poop surprised? The NSAC was just grandstanding and bulljiving. They knew that they were not going to do Jack or Jill or climb up a molehill. Messing with Money May, they just wanted to get their fill. They ought to grow up da double fudge up and find some other type of thrill. Holla!


-The Commish :

Is anyone in da know or in the loop of the poop surprised? The NSAC was just grandstanding and bulljiving. They knew that they were not going to do Jack or Jill or climb up a molehill. Messing with Money May, they just wanted to get their fill. They ought to grow up da double fudge up and find some other type of thrill. Holla!
With fighters bashing each other for 31 minutes non-stop, no medical support nearby & gambling taking place on the match, I had figured some form of sanction against Mayweather or Mayweather Promotions would take place. Then I woke up. This is Sin City we're talking about. This is the Money Machine who packs hotels and casinos every time he fights. He is going to have to do a lot more than this to have the NSAC hit him with fines and/or suspensions. Bad boy. Don't do that again. Now go outside and play nice with your friends. -Randy G.


-Radam G :

He is going to ignore them and keep doing it. It is not as bad as it is in a lot of kick-arse gyms. In those gyms, you go through the "chain." Meaning until you whup them, or they whup you, you keep sparring a round with every pug from fly to heavy. Nowadays it would be from pinweight to super heavyweight, depending on if you play all these pseudo-weight divisions. Original old skool divisions are eight. New Jack jive division are about 18 to 22, depending on which alphabet-sanctioning organization that you are strolling and rolling with. Holla!


-thegreyman :

I am not surprised at all Radam, and I don't think anyone else is. The people doing the hearing heard what the wanted and expected to say, after Floyd gave the obvious excuses he was expected to give. The NSAC were just ticking boxes so that the status quo can continue. The same behaviour will continue unheeded at Floyd's gym and house, what else would you expect?


-deepwater2 :

I wonder how many people will waste their time watching the all access when they know the whole thing is set up and fake


-The Commish :

eepwater2;65274]I wonder how many people will waste their time watching the all access when they know the whole thing is set up and fake
I am done watching that phony, setup syet. I know that kind of stuff is done at lots of gyms, but not as many as you might think. I had heard from insiders that officials at thee NSAC were miffed at what they saw and heard on All Access, but knew there was really nothing they could do about it, as the All Access show wasn't and isn't an investigative piece of journalism, but put together for your entertainment. The cameras show what the editors want to show you. Officials at the NSAC were feeling the heat of allowing that kind of activity to go on right under their collective noses without so much as barking, and knew they had to at least make it look good and call $$$May into their board room to explain what was going on. In tow with his attorneys, the meeting was a friendly one with hugs and handshakes all around. After it was over, $$$May took off in one of his $$$$$$$ sports cars for parts unknown. So, you can keep watching "All Access." You can keep watching "24/7." I'm done with them. Those shows are for the folks sitting on the fence, wondering if they should buy the fight. I'm not one of them. I'm hooked. I'm buying. I don't need "All Access" or "24/7" to help me spend my money. It's already spent on the event! -Randy G.


-stormcentre :

The fact that Mayweather is all lawyered up and the above-mentioned matter arose from an involvement with his lawyers provides more than enough reason - aside from the fact the Floyd is Vegas' and boxing's cash cow - for the NSAC to provide only lip service.


-amayseng :

Boring fake hearing about a boring personality.. One thing that gets me though, and maybe I should not be surprised, is that out of all the idiot things Floyd does and says he has pretty much had a consistent stance on taking care of his children and how important they are to him. Then he is shot being around drugs, supporting them and displaying how at near 38 he thinks it is cool to watch and interact with people smoking dope... It seems to me Floyd's daughter not only lives in his home permanently but she is pretty involved in his life. Just a dumb scene to shoot and screen. It shows Showtime is in love with Mayweather and has no balls of their own to dictate what should not be part of the show.


-deepwater2 :

Boring fake hearing about a boring personality.. One thing that gets me though, and maybe I should not be surprised, is that out of all the idiot things Floyd does and says he has pretty much had a consistent stance on taking care of his children and how important they are to him. Then he is shot being around drugs, supporting them and displaying how at near 38 he thinks it is cool to watch and interact with people smoking dope... It seems to me Floyd's daughter not only lives in his home permanently but she is pretty involved in his life. Just a dumb scene to shoot and screen. It shows Showtime is in love with Mayweather and has no balls of their own to dictate what should not be part of the show.
Showtime might smarten up and can Espinoza. The guy really takes his orders from tsAH and how dare he complain about Clottey as an opponant after he signed off on some of the worst mismatches I can remember. Espinoza has the nerve to say Oscar was deceitful after he poached Stevenson the pimp from HBO and spoiled the Kovalev fight. Maybe after Espinoza resigns, he can join the Swiss banker and tsAH and start this boxing league. The league commissioner ,dictator ,advisor,promoter, manager tsAH will draw up the way the fight will go just like Vince McMahon does with wrestling. Fake all access, fake sparring,fake drugs,fake story lines,fake matches. The only thing real will be that the winner after the fight will thank tsAH before he thanks God.


-Radam G :

Dang! Money May straight sold "All Access" out! Not a bit of reality of the actuality TV whatsoever. Just straight-up falsity and fake-it-until-you-make-it TV. What a bunch of crap. And on this show, it should be a rap. Bury "All Access." All Access to damn the consumers. SHO is a big CROOK! Nuff said. Holla!


-the Roast :

I haven't watched these behind the scenes hype shows since JMM drank his own urine. Grossed me out. It probably wasn't even real. Probably just Apple juice.


-Radam G :

I haven't watched these behind the scenes hype shows since JMM drank his own urine. Grossed me out. It probably wasn't even real. Probably just Apple juice.
It was p?$$. JMM was and is crazy. And a couple of other fighters who did/do the same thing. Some pugs will believe and do any type of superstition triple jive to win. This is why you now have Marquez on Grorm turning into Hulkquez. And it is no type of syet that you can swallow down your throat or inject in your arse that is going to give you magical power to win.
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dChhzNGHgnA.
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-fL8zopddI. Holla!


-brownsugar :

Finally .... Floyd had the common sense and self control to follow his councils instruction. Because " Keeping it Real " hasn't been working for him lately. He kept to the script instead of soliciting even more controversy. Of course the shows are staged ... Just like reality TV... and "talk shows" like Jerry Springer and Maury Povitch are ... Directors tell the participants what to emphasize. Whether its to start a fight strip off some clothing or some other attention grabbing activity. It got a man killed on one of those shows (similar to Salley Jesse Rafael except the female host was overweight.) where a mans' former lover revealed his was really a transvestite on national TV. Floyd has shown the same type of stuff for over a decade.... The only difference being that he earned himself some extra scrutiny by those Ray Rice comments. I bet Don Sterling won't make the same mistake twice.


-The Shadow :

Dang! Money May straight sold "All Access" out! Not a bit of reality of the actuality TV whatsoever. Just straight-up falsity and fake-it-until-you-make-it TV. What a bunch of crap. And on this show, it should be a rap. Bury "All Access." All Access to damn the consumers. SHO is a big CROOK! Nuff said. Holla!
I seriously don't understand the reactions. Since when has reality TV been real? He's gone on the record since 2007 and stated that HBO 24/7 was "entertainment" and that he was portraying a "character" by the name of "Money Mayweather." Have you guys seen shows like South Beach Tow? Hogan Knows Best? It's all fabricated, contrived, manipulated for cinematic purposes. They don't even pretend that it's real. It's not like people didn't know. Seriously, some of the reactions got people all like:


-Radam G :

I seriously don't understand the reactions. Since when has reality TV been real? He's gone on the record since 2007 and stated that HBO 24/7 was "entertainment" and that he was portraying a "character" by the name of "Money Mayweather." Have you guys seen shows like South Beach Tow? Hogan Knows Best? It's all fabricated, contrived, manipulated for cinematic purposes. They don't even pretend that it's real. It's not like people didn't know. Seriously, some of the reactions got people all like:
Reality TV is spontaneously jive, not staging. They go for the on-the-spot blow, not da -we're-gonna-do-this-and-that know. And, of course, they exaggerate and play to the cameras, but they don't stage and not tell the real deal. "All Access" got burnt. "Reality TV" stars are calling it a "a sorry staging bytch." Not a spontaneously doer. The Nevada Commission should have called "All Access" crew and told them to get the hell outta Dodge with staging syet, because newbies really were expecting a look into the real real of da game. Not that fake Rocky Balboa jive of staging. Holla!


-deepwater2 :

are boxing preview shows really supposed to be fake like jerry springer? keep that in fake wrestling where little kids still believe and adult fans still wish they were little kids. The only preview that is even interesting is showing training in the gym,and meeting the fighters families ,other then that keep it moving.


-The Commish :

are boxing preview shows really supposed to be fake like jerry springer? keep that in fake wrestling where little kids still believe and adult fans still wish they were little kids. The only preview that is even interesting is showing training in the gym,and meeting the fighters families ,other then that keep it moving.
Right, Deep. I love the training scenes...the tire flips...the early morning runs...the bicycle sprints...the sparring. Some of the personal stuff is fine, too. The relaxing moments with the family...$$$May's fleet of cars...saying goodbye to the family in the days before the fight. But those scenes of the Dog Pounbd were unnecessary and all the betting which went on--which $$$May depicted as being done just for the cameras for a little spice as he was "grilled" by the NSAC, which did nothing. I'm done watching "All Access" and "24/7." I'm buying the fights. They don't need me so they can make another sale. I'm already sold. My money is down. What I'm no longer sold on are these pre-fight shows. If I want a good comedy show or drama or love flick, there are plenty I can choose from. In fact, lots of them can be found on Showtime and HBO. For me, though, I'm crossing two of y\those shows off my list. If I want to find out what went on, I'll tune in here to find out what happened on the most recent installment of "24/7" or "All Access." I won't even watch the upcoming "24/7" with my homeboy Chris Algieri. That's how finished I am with those shows. -Randy G.


-brownsugar :

I seriously don't understand the reactions. Since when has reality TV been real? He's gone on the record since 2007 and stated that HBO 24/7 was "entertainment" and that he was portraying a "character" by the name of "Money Mayweather." Have you guys seen shows like South Beach Tow? Hogan Knows Best? It's all fabricated, contrived, manipulated for cinematic purposes. They don't even pretend that it's real. It's not like people didn't know. Seriously, some of the reactions got people all like:
Agree totally good comments


-brownsugar :

Hey Shadow how do you find these vids so fast.


-deepwater2 :

Right, Deep. I love the training scenes...the tire flips...the early morning runs...the bicycle sprints...the sparring. Some of the personal stuff is fine, too. The relaxing moments with the family...$$$May's fleet of cars...saying goodbye to the family in the days before the fight. But those scenes of the Dog Pounbd were unnecessary and all the betting which went on--which $$$May depicted as being done just for the cameras for a little spice as he was "grilled" by the NSAC, which did nothing. I'm done watching "All Access" and "24/7." I'm buying the fights. They don't need me so they can make another sale. I'm already sold. My money is down. What I'm no longer sold on are these pre-fight shows. If I want a good comedy show or drama or love flick, there are plenty I can choose from. In fact, lots of them can be found on Showtime and HBO. For me, though, I'm crossing two of y\those shows off my list. If I want to find out what went on, I'll tune in here to find out what happened on the most recent installment of "24/7" or "All Access." I won't even watch the upcoming "24/7" with my homeboy Chris Algieri. That's how finished I am with those shows. -Randy G.
We are on the same page. If I hear of some good footage of training or something I will check it out other then that no way.


-The Shadow :

Hey Shadow how do you find these vids so fast.
Haha I just typed it in brother. I remembered the video from a while back, it had me and nephew laughing. Some of the cyber reactions to the revelation of reality TV being embellished reality instantly reminded me of him. I guess there's just so much latent Mayweather spite that anything he does will just get blown out of proportions. It's hilarious. It's funny, some people seem to think I'm pro-Mayweather when I'm really not; I call it like I see it. I appreciate his skill and success but that's about it. It's just that there's so much anti-Mayweather stuff out there that any type of objectivity -- facts be damned -- just defies the popular Zeitgeist and thus comes across differently. (If Radam wasn't such a Pacquiao supporter he'd probably be labeled a "Flomo." Isn't that sad? You can't like both?) Even many of the respected writers out there jumped on this with outrage. Really? THAT'S the issue you take with boxing?! That's how you use your platform, to berate an admitted informercial -- where the principals openly reveal to be playing characters -- for a prizefight with embellished sequences? OK. LOL. Like Randy says, I'd love to see the training, some of the more real, gritty stuff. But that's not the creative direction they've chosen; how many times have we seen that movie? I watch the All Access but it's not like I crave them. It's just one of the creative challenges the producers have, producing compelling content. Instead they have to do something that entertains his core audience. Smoking spliff is just something very common with the Hip Hop Generation and urban America, so is having "bad b*tches" and money. Like he says, he's selling a lifestyle and he's trying to appeal to a younger audience. Honestly, I for one thought it was compelling TV but I also knew that it was staged. For instance, Mayweather doesn't do those silly jelly legged bootleg versions of the Stanky Leg to mock a beaten fighter -- he was just acting for the camera. (Another misconception was that the British/Caribbean dude Don Cameron was bigger than Lil Rahman. Cameron competes at 154 whereas Sharif Rahman throws down at light heavyweight.) And really, if we want to get technical about it, editing raw footage is altering the reality -- and that lies at the crux how news is presented to you, the public. That's something people should just ponder for a minute. I'm not that naive to think that it was a reflection of reality and it definitely wasn't enough to disturb me. Overall, the Commission did the right thing by calling Mayweather in to ask him about some of the things that went on. That's their duty, especially since he now is a licensed promoter. He responded. That's where the story ends, in my opinion. But, I guess, latently, covertly, and overtly #THIS.


-The Shadow :

We are on the same page. If I hear of some good footage of training or something I will check it out other then that no way.
I definitely think there's an audience for that, too. I like seeing it, kinda like that video I sent you. But I also understand that us junkies are a minority. I for one would really, really like to see more emphasis on the strategic element of the preparation. Something I'd love to see also: 24/7 with a 50-year-old Alien. How he does it, how he prepares -- everything. And THAT would be something that deserved and warranted mass, widespread attention.


-thegreyman :

I'm with you D2. It's interesting to see what training methods are being employed- the emphasis given to certain parts of training in camp, and to have interviews with trainers, the fighter, maybe family and maybe promoters. It's always nice to see the fighters mindset and how sharp they're looking in training in the days and weeks leading up to the fight. There's room for a bit off fun- Mayweather throwing cash away, showing off his car collection etc has entertained me in the past, but I don't really care what shops he's going to or what he's buying. Also good trash talk is highly entertaining- there's always room for that!