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Mayweather-Cotto 24/7 Episode 2 Recap

BY Michael Woods ON April 23, 2012
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24-7-Mayweather-vs-CottoBoxing isn't regarded as team sport, for good reason, because in the ring, you and you alone are all that stands between a win, and having your block knocked off. But that doesn't mean it is a solitary sport, we learned in the second installment of HBO's Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto 24/7, which ran on Saturday night.

We opened with a shot of the Las Vegas strip, and Floyd in the passenger seat of a car in motion. Floyd sends a text, which he says is to Miguel Cotto. "Don't be late for your funeral come May 5," he writes to Cotto. He then accuses the driver of farting, which prompts a Floypiphany: why is the Easter bunny a symbol of Easter, he shares, since rabbits don't lay eggs?

Yep, a rich, dramatic opening.

Floyd is on the hunt for an El Pollo Loco. He gets his fill of chicken, wings, which he complains are cold. "I should knock his ass out," he says, but thankfully does not return to light up the unsuspecting fast food worker, who, open further reflection reflection might have welcomed the chance at a windfall lawsuit to deliver him from $8.25 an hour hell.

Floyd engages in some pickup hoops, and then hits another joint, for chicken and fries. Next, he heads over to meet up with Miss Jackson. She declares their bond is unbreakable, and can't and won't be touched. Her dimples are arresting...though I admit to being slightly cynical about her pronouncement of the couple's longevity. Hopefully they prove my cynicism unfounded...

Floyd talks about a visit to the gym from his pop, who asked where his "daughter in law," fiancee Miss Jackson, was. Floyd says dad does want the 24/7 buzz, that he's OK with that,  and that he and dad do beef but they are OK now. Next week, they'll beef, he said.

In Orlando, Florida, Team Cotto heads to a workout. Trainer Pedro Diaz shows his passion for his craft. He met Cotto when he was heading the Cuban amateur team, when Cotto was on the rise. Pal Bryan Perez says Diaz pushes Cotto, which the boxer wasn't used to. Cotto doesn't like how loud Diaz is, but he accepts it. The trainer keeps extensive notes on the workouts, and Cotto likes the science behind the man's methods. The boxer says he's pretty sure he will stick with Diaz to the end of the road.

Back in Vegas, Floyd says he's glad Diaz has a doctorate. "So when I open his ass up, he can close him up," Floyd says. Trainer Roger Mayweather says it doesn't matter who trains Cotto. "He can't fight for him," he said. Floyd says Roger is a great person. Roger says he doesn't tell Floyd what to do, he asks him. He wants the best for Floyd, he says, even if Floyd and Senior don't always get along.

We see Rafael Garcia, Floyd's 82 year old cutman, put tape over Cotto's face on a poster and the posse hoots. "He loves the Mexican people," Garcia declares.

Floyd then talks on the phone while he does the speedbag, showing his dexterity.

Team Cotto then hit the mini-car track, for some road racing. Mrs. Cotto is happy she hit the track. Melissa Cotto says she does worry what will happen in the ring May 5. Hubby says the boxing opens up opportunities for the family and they get that.

Mayweather shows off some of his cars, and then talks about his best friend, 50 Cent. They've been close for almost ten years. Floyd got 50, a self described homebody, out of the house, the rapper says. 50 appreciates that Floyd doesn't want anything from him, and he likes to get away, to camps, to decompress.

Floyd shuts down an indoor amusement and his crew has fun, while Floyd shoots hoops and bets 50 on the outcome.

We see Cotto and Perez wake up next to each other, in bed. Cotto explains that in 2009, at camp, there was a lack of beds. He asked Perez to sleep with him and since then, Perez doesn't want to move. "Nothing weird. Sharing the bed with Miguel is like sleeping with your brother," Perez explains. The boxer says he has two brothers, but he spends more time with Perez than his brothers. They met in 2003, and Perez was hired in 2007. Cotto's dad, we hear, convinced almost 500 pound Perez, who heads Cotto's promotional company,  to lose weight. He got gastric bypass surgery and has lost 214 pounds in less than a year.

Both men see each other as brothers. "Trust and loyalty are the most important words in our team," Perez says. Floyd says Cotto changes trainer all the time, and spits on the loyalty label. "Stand By Me" plays as the boxers interact with their crew.
Floyd says he needs 50, Roger and his dad in his crew. Liev Schrieber hammers home that boxing isn't an individual sport, that friends, family and staff bring much to the table. "If I'm with you, I'm with you to the end, that's what I truly believe in. If I got that unconditional love for you, I die for you," says Mayweather, to close.

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amayseng says:

I dont know if it is sad, pathetic or just played out having to hear from a 35 year old man, father of 4, how much he loves fitty cent.

i have a best friend mind you, and he is like family. but i dont confess my love to him

on national tv, for the last 3 years...

boring...

episode two boring.....

i found myself fast forwarding it 3x.

i did enjoy floyd talking about how he was gonna smash cotto.

we get the whole relationship between trainer and fighter, but my lord why not show

the vigorous workouts and demanding nature from these trainers and how they earn

the respect from these boxers. can we not see the method to their madness?

there is so much entertainment and intrigue following a fighter through training camp,

however, hbo doesnt get it..

Radam G says:

Amayseng, you, I, knowers of boxing and dey mommas are not the audience that HBO is aiming for. The Humbuggery Bullsh*tology Organization network's target is the know nothings, bullsh*ters, melodrama lovers, Big-Screen Rocky-movie type of entertainment jive. For HBO, just as for Money May, it's about bringing in the BIG MOOLA. Fools don't have much of moola individually, but collectedly, they are DA MONEY BOMB! And they will spend that money after being fed hype and hope for a good fight with a bad guy against a good guy.

Boxing is the sweet science, and most people don't understand, dig or like science -- sweet or bitter. Trust me, Amayseng, the watching eyeballs of those suckas born every minute don't want to see how trainers do syet, or how seriously hard pugilists workout, stay in, etc., etc. About 80 percent of people who watch major fights are doing it for the environmental excitement of pugilism build up, not how the science is taught. Holla!

amayseng says:

you are right radam g, i am selfishly asking to be enticed by my passion, not looking for mere drama and superficial entertainment...

i just think that non die hard fans, or barely fans at all could be intrigued by what hard work and dedication is required to be on the elite level...i dont like floyds antics at times

but i completely respect him for the time and effort he has put into his craft, i can relate being an athlete myself...

Radam G says:

"Rabbit don't lay eggs," Money May is a genius. Here is a part of one of my posts:

...The Saturday that pied piper flute-making Money May flumps off that cliffs, where his fanboys, fanfaronades, flunkies, freaks and their floozies have fallen and can't and don't want to get up, will be to them like the Easter Bunnies not layin eggs. So, the next day, these scrambled-brained muthasuckas won't have syet to paint, hid or hint.

Serves 'em right! It's been their choice to believe in such bullsh*tology and a fallacious ****.

deepwater says:

50 cent is a punk, a drug dealing punk who got shot for being a rat. now he makes videos and you suckas buy those records so you could here about his magic stick. i bet you floyd likes 50s magic stick. or maybe ms jackson likes 50's stick. these guys a sad excuse for men. 50 cent dont even pay his child support and floyd hits women. ms jackson is a ho. the hookers the secret service tried to jerk look better and classier then ms jackson the ho

SouthPaul says:

Take boxing away from Pretty Boy Floyd and you really are left with nothing too interesting. I believe when it comes to his craft he's in the same group as Ali, Jim Brown, etc., but beyond that.. he can't touch them. Floyd just don't got that kind of charisma and unique personality. Be FILTHY rich, make that money son, but you aren't in their league when it comes to life outside the ring. He's young so he still got time to evolve into something along those lines of personalities. I am sure some thought the same of Ali back in the day when he was making outlandish statements. Still, he was very funny and witty. Floyd is downright corny and childish and some of his jokes are grade school material. I do commend him, though, helping the homeless and other charities you given to is a great thing. Respect.

brownsugar says:

don't hold back deepwater...........

but do you really think anybody cares about your brand of family values?

I loved the Show, Floyd definitely owns 24/7.

He's the life of the Party when it comes to reality boxing TV. ....The following show was even better, "Floyd Speaks Out"... couldn't believe Mayweather got HBO to let him do a "side-piece"

,.... For the record... Ms Jackson has my standing invitation to come over for dinner at my place anytime if things don't work out with Floyd. Heck,.. I'd even pick her up in my 2009 FORD. I prefer them Dark and Lovely but I'd make an exception in the case of Ms Jackson

I think Mayweather showed amazing restraint by not going on a homophobic-rant about Cotto and his Assistants' part-time sleeping arrangement,... although everything appears wholesome,.. that type of candidness used to be irresistable material for one of Floyds 2 piece cheap shots...

May 5th can't come soon enough.

SouthPaul says:

Give it time, there are 2 more episodes to go, no doubt Floyd and his team will be making some sort of wisecrack on those "sleeping" arrangements.

Miss Jackson most definitely easy on the eyes. She gave Floyd a funny look. Not a funny reaction but a funny look like, ummm, you a corny and childish muthaducka! Like she was uneasy when he speaks. LOL. Floyd's trash talk is weak. He'd get ate up against cats like Hopkins, Toney, Tarver, etc. Even Ricardo Mayorga would chew 'em and spit him out in that area and that's including doing so in his half assed english.

amayseng says:

does miss jackson and floyd even act like a couple? she looks like a paid actor who is quiet, lingers around in the background and is paid not to speak...

i watched part of floyds live workout last night, he looks sharp and fresh, cotto looks slow and plodding on the mitts with his trainer..cotto is in trouble

deepwater says:

don't hold back deepwater...........

but do you really think anybody cares about your brand of family values?

I loved the Show, Floyd definitely owns 24/7.

He's the life of the Party when it comes to reality boxing TV. ....The following show was even better, "Floyd Speaks Out"... couldn't believe Mayweather got HBO to let him do a "side-piece"

,.... For the record... Ms Jackson has my standing invitation to come over for dinner at my place anytime if things don't work out with Floyd. Heck,.. I'd even pick her up in my 2009 FORD. I prefer them Dark and Lovely but I'd make an exception in the case of Ms Jackson

I think Mayweather showed amazing restraint by not going on a homophobic-rant about Cotto and his Assistants' part-time sleeping arrangement,... although everything appears wholesome,.. that type of candidness used to be irresistable material for one of Floyds 2 piece cheap shots...

May 5th can't come soon enough.


LOL. Hey Brownsugar . I live and let live but I also call a rat a rat and a punk a punk. My family values dont condone mayweather hitting his whores or threatening his kids. my family values also say dont deal drugs but if you do sure as hell dont rat on other dealers as 50 cent did and got shot for. as far as ms jackson thats your choice but she probably is not worth the headache. cotto sleeping with the fat guy is weird but you must admit that floyd got a crush on 50. and floyd has no jokes and threating to hit the chicken guy at the fast food place is sad. imagine ali doing that.

brownsugar says:

@ Deepwater, I'm not the thought police,..
but tagging people according to stereotype says more about you than it does about Floyd.

Nobody on this site knows the true story about Floyd and his babies mamma,.. and there's ALWAYS 2 sides to every story...

I'd like to know what man alive hasn't had trouble dealing with a disfunctional relationship??

character assassination artists are a dime a dozen

a streetwise politically savvy New Yorker like yourself knows that.

50 cent no longer has to poison the community to earn money.
he's hardly the first crook to go legitimate in the corporate and intertainment world.

That's what America is all about,..

Go ask the Mafia.

I wish him continued success because his business ventures create jobs, wealth, pays taxes and is probably paying some NewYorkers rent on Madison Avenue.

I Know I can't shut you up.

I wouldn't want to.

Actually I'd normally ignore the ugly smears folks post about people they know nothing about... Other times I may express myself.

the Roast says:

DMX laughs at 50 cent.

brownsugar says:

DMX laughs at 50 cent.

DMX is not only broke he's an addict.
So much for "keeping it real."

deepwater says:

I respect your opinion even though we disagree brownsugar.

brownsugar says:

Thanks for saying so Deepwater, I respect yours as well.... I'm sure can disagree on something else as the fight grows closer.

brownsugar says:

Get ready for Blood, Sweat, and Tears on May 5th

brownsugar says:

can't believe it Ishmayl goes out after landing every punch at will. .... real tears flowing

dino da vinci says:

does miss jackson and floyd even act like a couple? she looks like a paid actor who is quiet, lingers around in the background and is paid not to speak...

i watched part of floyds live workout last night, he looks sharp and fresh, cotto looks slow and plodding on the mitts with his trainer..cotto is in trouble


Great post, Brown.

@ Deepwater, I'm not the thought police,..
but tagging people according to stereotype says more about you than it does about Floyd.

Nobody on this site knows the true story about Floyd and his babies mamma,.. and there's ALWAYS 2 sides to every story...

I'd like to know what man alive hasn't had trouble dealing with a disfunctional relationship??

character assassination artists are a dime a dozen

a streetwise politically savvy New Yorker like yourself knows that.

50 cent no longer has to poison the community to earn money.
he's hardly the first crook to go legitimate in the corporate and intertainment world.

That's what America is all about,..

Go ask the Mafia.

I wish him continued success because his business ventures create jobs, wealth, pays taxes and is probably paying some NewYorkers rent on Madison Avenue.

I Know I can't shut you up.

I wouldn't want to.

Actually I'd normally ignore the ugly smears folks post about people they know nothing about... Other times I may express myself.

Radam G says:

@B-Sug, "That's da way luv goes." That is in the lyrics of some old 1970s' song that a boxer-turned singer cut back in my momma's day. Ishmayl, as I told you in previous posts, was/is superhyped and a severe a$$ spanking waiting and ready to happen. Holla!

the Roast says:

I didnt know DMX was broke and addicted! That dude was talented! I thought he was locked up. I'll see if I can get him a part in my film. Troy Dorsey laughs at Ishmayl!!

brownsugar says:

that was a real disappointment Roast... but like Amir Khan I believe Ismayl will be reconstructed... ressurrected,... and go on to claim his destiny like other fighters who tasted defeat before they went on to become dominant champions. (like Wlad K.)

the Roast says:

Maybe so but chinny is chinny.

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