G-Unit leader 50 Cent is the latest hip-hop artist to react to last weekend’s night-ending knockout punch to boxer Manny Pacquiao and questioned people’s infatuation with seeing winners lose.
Fif publicly asked his 8 million-plus Twitter followers about going after an entertainer they once supported.
“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)
Fif happened to be in attendance as he helped provide a live performance entrance for his SMS Promotions client Yuriorkis Gamboa.
While Manny Pacquiao was getting knocked out in his fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, 50 Cent was scoring his first victory as a boxing promoter. The hip-hop mogul, who got his Nevada promoter’s license last month, reportedly paid $1 million for the contract to promote former Cuban Olympic gold medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa, who won his first fight under 50’s SMS Promotions. Before the main event, Fif was lowered into the ring from the rafters at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas while performing his new hit “My Life.” (Rap-Up)
Prior to Saturday’s fight, buzz about Fif hooking up with Pacquiao to do some boxing promotion for him emerged.
“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)
Despite an impressive overall record, Manny could not overcome a powerful sixth round punch over the weekend.
After four grueling and razor-close fights between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, the demand was for, at long last, a definitive outcome in the fourth, and possibly final, fight between these great rivals. Well, it gets no more definitive than that. Marquez, desperate for victory after being down 0-2-1 in the legendary series, flattened Pacquiao with a flush overhand right hand with one second left in the sixth round of their welterweight fight, sending a jolt of human electricity through the sold-out crowd of 16,348 — in a pro-Marquez house — at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (ESPN)
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