Showtime just released the 3rd installment of Fight Camp 360° - Pacquiao vs. Mosley. In case you missed the first two episodes, you can also catch them here and here. After the jump, Scott Christ of BadLeftHook gives his thoughts on the Fight Camp series.
Personally, I've felt the show has had some strong moments, but overall has simply fallen a bit short of my expectations. It's still a much-appreciated look behind the scenes of a mega event, but I might also be biased as I am a huge fan of both Mosley and Pacquiao, and even if I don't love the fight, I do love the fighters involved. And obviously I'm an easy sell, so I haven't been influenced one way or the other when it comes to the PPV.
I would also say from my end that I do feel the show has been a bit overly geared toward the casual audience, or the audience that doesn't know they're interested yet. I understand you have to gear toward them to a large degree, but a lot of this has felt like a rerun to me. Manny is interesting no matter what part of his story you start reading first, so to speak. And Shane Mosley, in my opinion, is easy to make a good story out of, too. The biggest problem, as I've said before, has simply been that Manny and Shane are too nice to make for the sort of reality TV that made "24/7" such a hit. Love them or hate them, the Mayweather family and their saga are interesting to watch. Manny and Shane aren't those sort of guys (thank God, in many respects), and that's nobody's "fault," but it certainly doesn't seem to me as though it would get a bunch of potential $55 buyers on board if they weren't already at least fairly interested.