The next couple to dance is Floyd "The Best Fighter In The World" Mayweather and Karina Smirnoff. Floyd explains that he's training for a championship fight while he's also training for this show. These guys are a bunch of multitaskers! Karina tries to teach Floyd some basic steps, and he has trouble even with those. He thinks it's too difficult. Karina tells him that if he's not willing to try, he'll be the first to go home, and she stomps on outta there. Floyd realizes that he needs to be less selfish, and he apologizes to her. And then they practice harder than ever. It's like a movie from the '80s! Or The Cutting Edge.
They're supposed to be doing a cha-cha-cha, but it seems pretty hip-hop to me. Mayweather has terrible posture, anyway. He would be good on a club dance floor, but it's not ballroom. He's all hunched over. I wonder if the judges will be scared to say bad things because he might punch them. Maybe I was expecting better because everyone was saying last night that he was the biggest threat. What do the judges say? Bruno thinks Floyd has an incredible energy and sense of rhythm, but he needs to channel that into technique. Len thinks Floyd has great potential, and while it wasn't a great first round (boos from the audience), he can come back stronger next week in the quickstep (spoiler?). Carrie Ann thought it was fast, furious, and full-out, but it lacked finesse. They are not being nearly as mean as they were to Josie. Oh, don't make me feel bad for Josie! She dated David Blaine, for Christ's sake. The judges' scores are 6, 6, and 6. I concur, judges. The audience, however, disagrees. I really, really hate the "goofing around" bumper segments. They so clearly smack of the subjects discussing what "wacky" shit they might pull for the thirty seconds the camera is on them: "Hey, I've got an idea! Let's pretend to box each other. No! Even better! We'll do the wave! Hilarious!" Bleh.