We reported about some friction between 50 Cent and his BFF Floyd Mayweather. Depending on who you believe it was over Mayweather’s fiancee Shantel Jackson or as I believe the direction of 50 Cent boxing promotional company TMT Promotions.
In a curious move, 50 Cent appears ready to move on from Floyd and do business with his chief rival Manny Pacquiao.
Only in boxing.
Manny Pacquiao, and rapper 50 Cent, are going to move forward with a joint promotional venture – according to Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz.
Koncz says that Pacquiao and 50 Cent are going to come together to form their own promotional company, and Mayweather was initially discussed as a partner – but he doesn’t appear to be involved.
“50 Cent and I have been talking now for maybe the last two months. They approached us with the idea to form a promotional company. Initially it was going to be 50 Cent, Manny and Floyd. But right now I don’t think Floyd is going to be a part of it. I explained the idea to Manny. We already have a promotional company, MP Promotions, and we have already done three separate promotions from Top Rank…on a small scale. I have to take the blame for that. I’m in charge of it. There is an element missing there, but I have so much to do with Manny – that I haven’t got that company to where I want it,” Koncz said.
“I think with 50 Cent, with his entertainment connections and his popularity there, combining that with Manny’s popularity and expertise in boxing – we can bring a new flavor to boxing – we can excite some young boxers and I think we can sign some top quality boxers. I spoke to 50 Cent tonight and confirmed that we’re going to go forward. Manny is coming here this weekend for other business, but we’re all excited about it. With 50’s influence in the music industry – we want to put a different flavor on the shows.”.
It appears when 50 Cent was talking about not waiting on Floyd to make up his mind about things, this is what he was referring to.
A company of Floyd, 50 Cent and Manny would have shaken up Boxing in a positive way. The fact that 50 Cent is willing to go forward without Floyd as a partner says a lot about their friendship. In the end 50 Cent is a business man and it appears he is doing what is best for 50 Cent and no one else.
He is doing something that Floyd never could, get Manny Pacquiao to sign a contract.