By Tim Nielson: This Wednesday, April 30th, All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana- Episode 3 will air on Showtime at 10:00 PM ET/PT. The highly successful 30-minute episodes chronicle the buildup between WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) for his big unification bout against WBA 147lb champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) on Showtime pay-per-view this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Having the All Access episodes televised this week will get boxing fans up to speed with what’s been happening with both Mayweather and Maidana in their preparation for this big fight. Mayweather, 37, is trying to stay unbeaten, as he hopes to keep winning long enough to break Rocky Marciano’s mark of 49-0. The record has already been broken before by Ricardo Lopez, but Mayweather still would like to beat Marciano’s mark nonetheless. But more important than that is the fact that Mayweather needs to keep winning to preserve his boxing legacy, and to make sure that he retires with an unblemished resume.
There’s not been too many fighters in the history of the sport who were able to retire with an unbeaten record, and Mayweather would like to be one of the few that did. Another important reason for Mayweather to continue to win is because he needs to be able to finish out his 6-fight contract with Showtime/CBS, and it’ll be difficult for him to do that if he suddenly starts getting beaten by the likes of Maidana and other fighters. We’ve seen how Manny Pacquiao’s PPV numbers have dropped off after his back to back defeats against Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, so Mayweather cannot let that happen to himself. Pacquiao’s PPV numbers still haven’t returned to their previous form despite the fact that he’s won his last two fights.
All ACCESS episodes 1 and 2 will be shown back to back before episode 3 this Wednesday, April 30th. Mayweather vs. Maidana episode 1 will air at 9:00 PM ET/PT. At 9:30 PM ET/PT, episode 2 will be shown. And finally at 10:00 PM ET/PT, episode 3 will air. Episode 2 will also be shown at 1:30 AM ET/PT on SHO EXTREME.
Tonight, episode 2 will be televised at 11:00 PM ET/PT on SHO EXTREME.
Episode 2 of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana centered on the display of wealth by Mayweather. He had former TV celebrity Robin Leach, the former host of ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ touring his house and talking about Mayweather’s luxurious lifestyle and massive wealth. It was interesting to see the valuable possessions that Mayweather has accumulated with the earnings that he’s made in the ring.