Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Floyd Mayweather Sr.: Was the Fight in HBO's 24/7 Real?

King J@@KingJ323Senior Writer IAugust 29, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 21:  Floyd Mayweather during a training session at his gym in Chinatown on July 21, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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As Mr. 24/7 himself, Floyd Mayweather Jr. returned to the spotlight in the show that many say was created just for him. We saw pretty much the same old Money May turning up the drama for the cameras as usual.

We are reminded who is the greatest of all time and who has never lost a professional fight in 16 years.

We finally see who Mz. Money May is, Floyd's fiancee who goes by the name Miss Jackson and we find out nothing more than he met her while she was waiting for a valet to bring her car.

It is well-known that the Mayweather family has often had its share of beef and drama. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., have had a long-standing rivalry where for many years they have not even spoken to one another.

From previous 24/7 episodes we see Floyd and his father for the most part have patched things up, as we see them eating together at family bbq's and even dancing together at charity events.

However in the first episode of HBO's 24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz, at the end of the episode Floyd and his father get into a heated argument that shocks everyone at the Mayweather gym, including Floyd's entourage and bodyguards, who they are confused as what exactly to do to break the father and son apart from one another, before harsh insults turn into a physical altercation.

As soon as this episode aired Saturday night, fight fan forums and Twitter lit up, with everyone weighing in on the dramatic ending to the first episode.

Most comments expressed how they were shocked that Floyd would disrespect his own father in the manner he did, saying words such as the Mayweather name was made by his uncle/trainer Roger and Floyd himself took the name to the next level, making it clear that his father did nothing to add to the family name when it came to boxing.

Floyd is also seen kicking his father out of the Mayweather gym, calling him an expletive slur against homosexuals.

Many hardcore Mayweather fans came quick to defend Floyd by commenting that the scene was staged and nothing more than a publicity stunt to promote the fight.

My personal opinion is that even if they staged this fight between Floyd and his father, it appears that it blew up in their faces and turned way uglier than expected.

Again if you see members of Floyd's entourage and bodyguards, they all look flustered about what is going on and what they should do in the situation. That in particular is something that cannot be staged unless they all took acting classes and rehearsed several times. We even see a different Roger Mayweather try to be a moderator and calm Floyd Jr. down, telling him he already said what he needed to say.

Watch the final scene of the 24/7 episode and determine what you think really went on between Floyd and his father. Was it 100 percent authentic? Or did they stage this now infamous scene to get everyone talking and buzzing about the upcoming fight?


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