50 Cent says he’s done doing business with Floyd Mayweather
NY, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Rapper and aspiring boxing promoter 50 Cent confirmed his falling out with Floyd Mayweather.
He tweeted that it’s over for TMT Promotions, the group he founded with Mayweather, because the latter supposedly “didn’t put up MONEY$.”
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, signed several fighters under TMT, which is short for “The Money Team”. The list includes undefeated super featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa, featherweight titlist Billy Dib and super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell.
He announced that he had moved his fighters under a new outfit, SMS Promotions.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission is expected to approve 50 Cent’s application for a promotional license at its monthly meeting in mid-November.
Among 50 Cent’s earliest promotions would be Dib’s third defense against Jayson Velez on the Austin Trout-Miguel Cotto undercard on Dec. 1 at the Madison Square Garden in New York.
Another would be Gamboa vs Miguel Beltran for a vacant interim junior lightweight title. This would be
on the undercard of Top Rank-promoted Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV on Dec. 8.
50 Cent had bought out Gamboa’s promotional contract with Top Rank for seven figures. Now, Gamboa is reunited with Top Rank after it made a deal with 50 Cent to put him on the card.
Top Rank and 50 Cent are also working to put Dirrell on the undercard of the Nonito Donaire-Jorge Arce junior featherweight title fight, which may be held on Dec. 15 in Houston.