News: 50 Cent Can't See Floyd Fighting Pacquiao: "It Was Blown Up So Big, It Popped"
Friday, Feb 15, 2013 4:46PM
G-Unit's 50 Cent recently weighed in his thoughts on estranged friend/boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. lacing up his gloves and finally getting a chance to square off against rival Manny Pacquiao.
In Fif's perspective, the time and interest in seeing a Mayweather/Pacquiao match-up has died down.
Mayweather doesn't have a foe picked for his May tussle, so I asked Fifty to put on his promoter cap, and weigh in on who he thinks Floyd should pick. Robert Guerrero? Devon Alexander? Manny Pacquiao? "The most exciting fight is "The Ghost" Guerrero," he said. "Devon is talented, but I don't think it's an exciting fight. The Manny fight, I think it was blown up so big, it popped. Will it ever happen? At one point, before Floyd went to jail, he was willing to make it, but money issues [prevented it]. I don't think it happens now. I think Floyd is concerned with just hanging on. His brand is so big he could be fighting anybody. He could fight me if I could make the weight. People tune in to see the event, not for the excitement of the matchup." (ESPN)
Last December, 50 spoke up after Manny suffered a televised knock-out at the hands of boxer Juan Manuel Marquez and questioned why fans loved to see winners fail.
"Can someone help me understand why people like to see a winner lose? SMSAUDIO.," he tweeted December 9th.
"Im Just watching people who were pacMan fan post pictures of him sleep laughing.That fight was amazing. SMSaudio"
"So you think,okSMSaudioRT @JamesRainbow2: @50cent creates opportunity for a new winner" (50 Cent's Twitter)
Prior to the fight taking place, buzz emerged connecting Fif and Pacquiao as potential business partners.
"We're talking to each other," Pacquiao said. "But right now, I'm kind of busy and we (haven't) finalized anything. We can do good business together." Pacquiao's advisor, Michael Koncz confirmed an internet report that for the past month he's been in discussions with 50 Cent about doing a "couple" of co-promotions together, perhaps even one before the end of the year between Pacquiao's MP Promotions and the rapper's, The Money Team, outfit. With Pacquiao winning a court order on Monday as part of his defamation suit against Mayweather to pay his attorney and court fees - the possibility of the Filipino boxer and rapper working together now seems more likely than Mayweather and Pacquiao ever meeting in the ring. (New York Daily News)
Last year, the G-Unit head revealed his distanced relationship from one-time close pal and business associate Mayweather, Jr.
"[The problem] really comes from everybody around him is waiting on the next time he feels generous. And I have a lot [of money], so I don't wait for nobody," Fif said in an interview. "I'll go do what I've got to do. I don't have to sit around and wait for the next time he feels like giving somebody something." ("The Rickey Smiley Show")