There is not much left to be done other than the fighting now. Floyd Mayweather Jr. meets Marcos Maidana this Saturday in Las Vegas. Here are thoughts on Showtime’s final “All Access” episode. It was a good one.
Best spoken line, Floyd Mayweather Jr.: “I’m just relaxed. I’ve been here numerous times. I’ve done this over and over again. It’s the same dance, all I have to do is put on a new suit.”
Best spoken line, Floyd Mayweather Jr., part 2: “They say I handpicked my opponents my whole career. That means whatever team I had with me was a smart team.”
Best spoken line, Marcos Maidana: “The truth about these last days is that there is nothing left to do than get into the ring and fight.”
Scenic view: Water fountains in Vegas.
Best written line: The truth of boxing has always been in its simplicity and the understanding that a fight is as basic and as pure as competition gets.
Best supporting cast: Shane Mosley, who has fought both Mayweather and Maidana and analyzed the match. Those clips of Mosley clubbing Mayweather must have been encouraging for Marcos. Although Mosley was older and a bit more worn down when he fought Marcos, his most telling quote, “Marcos is better than what he [Mayweather] thinks.”
Training Days: The Mayweather sit-up. It never gets old and it never gets easy, although Mayweather makes it look that way.
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