Floyd Mayweather Jr. said on his media conference call Wednesday that his close friend, rapper 50 Cent, is getting involved in the boxing promotion business, and that he may even fight on a pay-per-view card in the future.
Mayweather was speaking with the media to promote his fight with Miguel Cotto on May 5 and said 50 Cent will escort him into the ring for the bout. That’s when he explained that 50 will be getting more involved in boxing.
“Well 50 is getting involved with boxing far as getting involved with fighters, because he boxed at one particular time in South Side Jamaica Queens and I had a chance of actually going to his neighborhood and he was a rough, rough kid, tough. But we don’t just have a friendship, we have a tremendous bond, we have a tremendous bond. But to answer your question far as with boxing, I think he’s going to be involved on the promotion side, we may even put him there let him fight on pay-per-view one time. So we don’t really know what the future holds, but he is getting involved with boxing,” Mayweather said.
50 began boxing around the age of 11. The rapper even competed in the Junior Olympics as an amateur fighter.
Though he hasn’t fought professionally, 50 Cent has many interests beyond the music industry. He is an actor, he has a clothing line, and he’s involved in several other ventures. Given his business acumen, and relationship with Floyd Mayweather, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him have plenty of success in the fight game. Hopefully, his debut will go a lot better than this meathead’s did.
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