Floyd Mayweather Jr. was called by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday to appear before a five-person panel next week to explain some unsafe fight conditions in his boxing gym, ESPN reports.
According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, the commission was concerned over footage shown in “All Access: Maidana vs. Mayweather 2 – Episode 2.” “All Access” is modeled after HBO’s “24/7″ and is a mini-series about opposing boxers that is aired on Showtime to help promote its upcoming fights.
In the episode, fighters at Mayweather’s “Mayweather Boxing Club” in Las Vegas are shown squaring off in “the dog house” for what Floyd describes as “fight to the death” bouts.
“The dog house — the rules are you fight ’til whoever quits,” Mayweather says in the episode. “Guys fight to the death. It’s not right but it’s dog house rules.
“It’s about pushing these fighters to the limit. And when we say pushing to the limit, we truly believe there is no limit,” says Mayweather.
The episode shows amateur boxer Donovan Cameron from the U.K. beating up amateur boxer Sharif Rahman, who is the son of former heavyweight boxer Hasim Rahman. Rahman’s older brother, Hasim Rahman Jr., then challenges Cameron to a fight and they box for 31 minutes straight before Rahman is declared the winner.
31 minutes is an absurd length for two boxers to fight, and that is just one reason why the commission wants to talk to Mayweather. They are extra concerned because Floyd recently obtained a promoter’s license for his Mayweather Promotions business.
The commission was also concerned about a scene in the episode where many of Floyd’s girls are seen rolling joints:
The commission says they are less concerned about that scene, but that Floyd could face “disciplinary actions” over his dog house depending on how the meeting goes.