Floyd Mayweather, Jr. will be moving up in weight to 154 pounds for only the second time in his career on May 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada to face undisputed #1 junior middleweight, Miguel Cotto. The brash Mayweather is the man who put the HBO 24/7 series on the map, using the show as a vehicle to expose the public (for better or worse) to his personality. The success of the show, which first aired to build up Oscar De La Hoya vs. Mayweather, spawned similar series from Showtime for their boxing product and the UFC with shows like "Primetime."
Episode one of 24/7 for Cotto vs. Mayweather can be watched in full here:
It's not exactly the kind of riveting stuff that we've gotten from prior 24/7 episodes (Antonio Margarito vs. Miguel Cotto being the most recent case of brilliance), but Mayweather's personality can carry the show a long way even with Cotto's soft spoken demeanor.
We will be covering this fight here at Bloody Elbow in the coming weeks.