Monday, September 12, 2011
Saturday saw the third part of HBO's 24/7 mini series focusing on the upcoming September 17th WBO welterweight title bout between Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz, and once more the former was in rare form when it came to trash talking his opponent.
He began by attacking Ortiz for overplaying his rough upbringing, saying:
"I got some sh*t on my mind. I'm tired of hearing about that motherf***ing storyline. Well you know my dad left me, my mom left me, man sh*t black parents leave all the time, every black you know raised theyself sh*t. Man get the f**k outta here you punk"
Ortiz was then briefly seen receiving a massage from a male masseuse from the previous episode, which Mayweather seemed greatly amused by:
"Motherf***er got a man rubbing on him. A man massaging him. He said he wants a strong black man massaging him. Gimme the strongest black man you got to massage me."
"Im'a show you how our massage therapist looks who works for our company, bad. Everything we do is bad, if I take this sh*t right now It's going to be bad"
De La Hoya a hoe flat up he gay and he a hoe, Victor Ortiz a hoe too, he let a man massage him and the other one wearing fish nets. And then he gonna talk about he look at him like a god, are you fu**ing serious"
Golden Boy Promotions founder and one time Mayweather opponent Oscar De La Hoya has backed Ortiz to beat Mayweather, much the same as he did with Juan Manuel Marquez, Ricky Hatton and Shane Mosley.
Why Mayweather has seemingly taken offense this time around remains a mystery. If anything given De La Hoya's record of picking the winner of fights, Mayweather should perhaps be grateful his former opponent isn't picking him to win.
It should also perhaps be noted that while he was indeed dressed in fishnets, Oscar De La Hoya was cavorting with a female stripper and presumably isn't gay as Mayweather alleges.
Also on offer in this weeks episode, Mayweather for no discernible reason swaps a Bentley for a Rolls Royce, pays the difference in cash, and has an in house concert from reality TV star and singer Ray J.
The reason for Mayweather's larger than life antics though can to an extend be put down to Ortiz's lack of them.
Instead of the vulgar displays of wealth and offensive ranting, Ortiz was seen in Saturday's episode meeting fans and attending charity events, and later taking a fishing trip with his trainer. The champion also added a smattering of generic sounding quotes about his opponent and what it means to be a champion and a role model.
Nice enough in and of itself but not the kind of thing that will get anyone talking about the fight. Mayweather's rants, if not necessarily for the right reasons, get people talking.
James King, Pitt: "Mayweather might be an idiot but at least he's sometimes funny, Ortiz is too serious for 24/7"