On Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/PT, CBS will debut Mayweather, a one-hour documentary about the life of undefeated eight-time, five-division titleholder Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. in advance of his May 4 fight against Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Showtime Pay Per View.
Narrated by rapper and NCIS: Los Angeles star LL COOL J, Mayweather delves into the career of the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2012.
The broadcast will also will examine Guerrero, whose wife, Casey, is a cancer-survivor, and who himself endured arthroscopic surgery in September of 2011 to repair a torn tendon in the rotator cuff, forcing him to cancel an August bout with Marcos Maidana.
Mayweather will also debut a new song, “We’re The Greatest,” featuring Eddie Van Halen, from LL COOL J’s highly-anticipated new album, Authentic, to be released on April 30.
“Mayweather is an honest portrayal of the controversial and charismatic best pound-for-pound boxer in the world and a compelling look at his blue-collar, working-man’s opponent, Robert Guerrero.”
The show airs as part of 100 hours of diverse boxing and documentary programming from Showtime Sports across broadcast, cable and premium television in advance of Mayweather-Guerrero.
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