April 25, 2015 Louisville, KY. (Analyzed Sports)
Takeaways from Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao E2
7 days away to the most richest fight in the sport of boxing. The fight will take place May 2nd 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Casino Hotel. Tickets ranging from $1800 to $80000 went on sale this past Thursday and sold out in 60 seconds. As fight night quickly approaches, Showtime and Mayweather released episode two of the four-part Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao series. Below are some key takeaways from Episode 2.
WHY DOES MAYWEATHER FIGHT?
“I fight for many different things.” Mayweather told Showtime. “I fight for myself, I fight for the money, I fight…for legacy, I fight because I want to be the best, I fight because I want to go down in history as one of the best. That’s the reason why I fight.”
FLOYD’S FIRST FIGHT:
Mayweather first professional fight was in Las Vegas, NV outside in a parking lot of Texas Station Casino. Floyd was not the main event during that time, and made a total of 25,000 dollars in his boxing debut win over Roberto Apodaca on the fights’ undercard. In the footage you will get to see Floyd let his hands go more and stop Apodaca with a series of great body shots. Floyd has come a long way from those days, as he’s expected to receive majority of the 300 million the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight is expected to make.
“Everything is a process, Everything takes time.” says Mayweather. “I feel like in ’96 I was crawling and, you know, now I’m running.”
In Episode 2 we get to learn about one of Floyd Mayweather’s good friends Nate Jones, who came up as a boxer under Don Hale with Floyd and was one of Mayweathers’ teammates in the 1996 Olympics. Nate’s boxing career ended soon and did not take off like Floyd Mayweathers, so when Jones retired from the sport of boxing, Floyd called him up and gave him a job as one of his trainers. Nate Jones currently has a stable of fighters now and is seen in this episode getting choked up a little when talking about what Floyd did for him. Some people frown upon the lifestyle of Mayweather, but it’s gestures like this that show the true character of who Floyd Mayweather really is away from the cameras and perception of the world.
“After I retired things went crazy.” said Jones. “I was very depressed. Alot of people was looking down on me. This guy was an Olympian, Look at him now. I was down to my last change. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t want to go back to selling drugs, or trying to stick up people to make a living. I glad I wasn’t forced to do that, because Floyd gave me that call when he heard I retired.”
Take a look at the full episode of Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Episode 2 below.