Mayweather unhappy with HBO’s 24/7
April 30, 2012
Bad Left Hook reports that Floyd Mayweather is upset with the current HBO offering of its 24/7 series with Miguel Cotto. Mayweather believes that the producers have edited out footage he believes would be more entertaining.
After this past Saturday’s episode, Mayweather tweeted his displeasure for the show and stated that the Mayweather camp had “exciting content” which was not used.
As BLH points out, the 24/7 franchise is wearing thin when it features either Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao. There’s only so much that you can show of either fighter when most of the world awaits for them to fight.
The 24/7 series is a great platform to promote boxing. As such, it should take a break from Mayweather and Pacquiao and focus on another compelling fight. And just do one episode. Perhaps the problem is that there are three or four episodes which makes the series repetitive. With big HBO PPV fights being promoted on multiple Time Warner networks, its likely we will continue to see the 24/7 series. While its stale to HBO viewers, the experience is relatively new to those watching it on CNN.
What would be more entertaining to promote fights is to show past fights to show how exciting the upcoming fight will be. The Audience Network does this and HBO has in the past. However, I’m sure there’s a need for original content and 24/7 still does it the best.