Mayweather vs. Maidana Showtime 'All Access' episode 2 recap
The contrasting lifestyles of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana remain the theme of this series. This eposide, however, came off much better than the first. There was more humor balanced with the segments on Mayweather and the writing of Mark Kriegel has also elevated the show.
Mayweather and Maidana fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 3. The bout will be televised by Showtime pay-per-view.
Here's more from Showtime's All Access, episode 2:
Best Spoken Line, Floyd Mayweather: "Money is comfort and who doesn't want comfort?"
Best Spoken Line, Mayweather part 2: "I go to the gym and I work like I don't have a dime."
Best Spoken Line, Marcos Maidana: "I fight because it's what I do. It's what I do and it's all I know. I'm already on the dance floor so I have to dance."
Best Spoken Line, Maidana, part 2: "I don't regret anything. I have made mistakes in life like everybody but I don't regret it. Those mistakes give you wisdom... I think that if I hadn't been through those mistakes I don't know if I would be where I am today."
The scenic view: Time lapse, clouds rolling over The Big Boy Mansion.
Training Days: Last week it was Mayweather's body shots. This week it's Maidana's body shots to the padded mid-section of trainer Robert Garcia.
Best supporting cast: Robin Leach. What a funny sequence at The Big Boy Mansion.
Best written line: "Where you are matters less than where your from."
* Like the continued use of Mayweather's voice over the black slate opening.
* Very funny, and spontaneous, when Floyd walks into the guest bedroom, only to find someone that he didn't recognize sleeping in the guest bedroom.
* This episode showed off two portraits inside Mayweather's mansion. One of his mother and one of himself as a child with boxing gloves, nice touch.
* The entire sequence of Maidana out hunting while on the ranch was fascinating. Exactly how many guns does it take to go duck hunting? We counted three.
* Love those genuine moments Maidana spends with his newborn daughter.
* "I fought a ghost, Robert Guerrero was the ghost," Floyd on the red carpet of "Haunted House 2."
* Looks like there is great camaraderie among world-class fighters at Robert Garcia's boxing academy.
* It will be interesting to see how patient Mayweather is as a promoter. Incredible talent is often a birthright, not something that can be cultivated. Trying to find the next Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be virtually impossible. In any sport, the transition from being a great athlete to the role of trainer, manager, coach is difficult. It's hard for great athletes to understand why their pupils can't duplicate their greatness. The answer, though, is simple. They don't have the same talent.