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HBO 24/7 Mayweather-Ortiz, episode 3

"Vicious" Victor Ortiz trains at the Wild Card

"Vicious" Victor Ortiz trains at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, as he prepares for his upcoming super lightweight fight against Lamont Peterson, on November 30, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images) (Credit: Getty/MARK RALSTON)

Sorry for the late post. Busy week. Here we go.

Opening scene is perhaps the most offensive in 24/7 history. Mayweather arrives at his gym complaining about Victor Ortiz's back story of the parents who abandoned him. It was no big deal to Floyd and in his opinion not worthy of attention, proclaiming, "black parents leave all the time, every black you know raised themselves." He also criticized Ortiz for having a man give him a massage. He then announced he was heading to the bathroom for a bowel movement.

Stay classy, Floyd.

Best spoken line, Floyd Mayweather Jr.: (speaking about himself) "He always comes to win." and "Everyone they put in front of me, I beat." There is no disputing those statements.

Best spoken line, Victor Ortiz: (about Floyd) "There's nothing there that makes me say, Oh my God, Oh my God. Actually, more than anything, there's a lot there that says, Thank God."

Best supporting cast: Singer Ray J., nice work on the piano.

Best written line: But great fighters are rarely predictable. They are men most comfortable without constraint and most invigorated by confrontation.

The scenic view: The seagulls flying over the boat.

Training days: It's hard to outdo Floyd when it comes to training on 24/7. But the footage of Ortiz training outside (while talking about taking a day off) looked grueling.

Caught Zab Judah in the background of several Mayweather scenes.

Amazing how Floyd can turn it on and off, wishing his father well and saying no hard feelings during a question and answer segment with the media.

Kelly Swanson in the house.

Floyd Mayweather has 14 luxury cars. And to quote John Salley, "one butt."

Liked the sparring scenes shot through the window.

Liked Floyd's definition of WBC -- World's Best Champion.

Charity. Victor Ortiz sat and had lunch with kids from the Big Brothers and Sisters. Floyd skyped with troops overseas. The scene of Floyd walking around his mansion, giving them a tour through his laptop, complaining about lost connections, was priceless.

 

Tags: Floyd Mayweather , Victor Ortiz , HBO , HBO's 24/7

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