LAS VEGAS (AP) — The pot wasn't real. Neither, admitted Floyd Mayweather Jr., was much else that went on in the cable television reality shows promoting his latest fight.
Not the joint rolling parties with a bevy of female friends in his Las Vegas mansion. Not the 31-minute fights without a break in the "Dog House" of his gym just off the city's glittering Strip.
Not even the betting between Mayweather and others on who was going to win.
Called before Nevada boxing regulators to explain what went on in the Showtime "All Access" segments, Mayweather says it was all just made-up entertainment to sell his rematch this month with Marcos Maidana. He says it worked, bringing in enough of an audience for him to sell more pay-per-views.