News: 50 Cent Wants Floyd Mayweather To Fight In NYC, "Maybe I'll Get Jay[-Z] Involved" [Video]
Monday, May 21, 2012 12:10PM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently talked about Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s upcoming jail stint and how he plans to get the undefeated boxing champion to fight in the Big Apple following his release.
In Fif's vision, he sees Mayweather boxing at either Jay-Z's Brooklyn Nets stadium or at the renowned New York Yankees Stadium.
"Floyd's gotta go in, he's gotta go to jail," Fif said in an interview. "So when he comes out of jail, I want him to fight in New York. ... He hasn't fought in the East Coast, so I want to bring him to fight in, I don't know, maybe I'll get Jay involved and we'll bring him to Brooklyn, to the new Nets stadium and if not that, then Yankees Stadium." (This Is 50)
Earlier this month, Fif reacted to Mayweather winning a 12-round fight against boxer Miguel Cotto.
"He wanted to knock him out. I mean, he could've outboxed him. There's no one in the place wondering if Floyd could've outboxed him -- he decided to stay in and mix it up, and a lot of those punches that people said 'Ooh' and 'Ahh' about during the actual fight, they weren't landing. He was using defense. ... If you look back, they kept showing the replays of Cotto's punches landing because they saw blood on Floyd -- everybody's excited and I'm like, he's kicking his a** the whole round and you show that in the highlights." (Fight Hype)
Following the victory, music stars 50, Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber joined him in the ring.
The 'Baby' hitmaker showed his support for Mayweather by carrying two of the sports star's title belts as he and rapper 50 Cent accompanied the boxing champ into Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. Bieber remained ringside throughout the match to cheer on Mayweather, who preserved his unbeaten record after defeating Cotto. After the fight, the teen sensation jumped into the ring with 50 Cent and Lil Wayne to congratulate Mayweather on his victory and pose for pictures. (7 Action News)
Mayweather is expected to begin a 90-day jail sentence next month.
A judge agreed Friday to postpone a jail sentence against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a Las Vegas domestic violence case, allowing the undefeated boxer to make a Cinco de Mayo fight against an as-yet unnamed opponent. The ruling by Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa to allow Mayweather to begin his 90-day stint on June 1 came with the fighter's manger and supporters, including rap star Lil' Kim and R&B artist Ray J, in the courtroom as a defence lawyer cited the economic boost that Las Vegas could get from the bout. (Global Toronto)
Check out 50 Cent's interview below: