Rapper 50 Cent, a close friend of boxer Floyd Mayweather, is planning on forming a promotional company with Mayweather’s rival, Manny Pacquiao. The rapper posted a picture of himself posing with Filipino boxer on Twitter, with the words “big business moves.”
Pacquiao’s advisor Michael Konz confirmed to Boxing Scene that 50 Cent and the boxer are planning to form a promotional company, with Mayweather considered as a potential partner — an unlikely move now.
Konz said, “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.”
Although the rumor mill has been spinning with allusion to a souring relationship between the rapper and Floyd Mayweather following the boxer’s release from jail, 50 Cent was reported to have said there was no tension between him and Mayweather.
Boxing Scene reported on 50 Cents interview with New York’s Power 105 radio show The Breakfast Club, where the rapper said, “Floyd is a friend of mine. I look at Floyd like he’s my younger brother.” He continued, “I don’t think [that Floyd would get upset over this venture]. I think he’ll go ‘I wish him luck.’ … It’s not like I’m not in communication with him. I texted him and told him everything.”
Mayweather, who was released from a Las Vegas jail in August after serving two months of a three-month sentence for a misdemeanor battery case, was the other half of TMT (The Money Team) Promotions, established in July by 50 Cent, which will be forgone for the rapper’s new venture with Pacquiao.