If you’re willing to dig deep enough, you can find highlight reels and tribute videos for just about every popular boxer on YouTube. With that said you’d be hard pressed to find any that are put together with the care and quality of Gorilla Productions, who pay tribute to Floyd Mayweather in the video below.
The two minute and thirty second intro left me a bit skeptical on whether or not I wanted to keep watching, because haven’t we all seen Floyd running his mouth on HBO a million times? The “Money Mayweather” image, drama, and confrontation video packages have been ran ad nauseam in order to sell fights and I don’t think I’m speaking out of turn to say we’re all sick of it. The drama and loud-mouthed antics are the reason Floyd is rich and famous (because quiet and polite boxers don’t back up the Brinks trucks), but to focus on that aspect of Floyd Mayweather alone does a huge disservice to his skill. Luckily after two and a half minutes, the video focuses on the early days of Floyd’s career and his ascent to stardom. This is the kind of video that boxing fans live for, technical mastery by a young hungry fighter on his way to the top. Oh how quickly we forget….
Floyd’s long forgotten domination of the late Diego Corrales was absolutely masterful.
Check out more boxing videos from Gorilla Productions on their YouTube channel.