G-Unit’s 50 Cent recently talked about his love for boxing, especially in relation to his SMS Promotions company, and revealed what hip-hop artist he would love to face in the ring.
Despite notable rap foes like Game and Rick Ross, Fif named Miami’s Flo Rida due to his physique.
“I just always loved the sport, so it’s exciting to be a part of it,” Fif said in an interview. “I’m aware of fighters in different territories because I travel so much. … [What hip-hop artist would I want to box?] Flo Rida would probably be the toughest guy to match-up in a fight because he physically trains that way. It would be fun, it would be real entertaining. We need to actually get the pay-per-view going now. Call Flo Rida and see what we can do. [laughs]” (Fox 5)
In November, Curtis Jackson said he would lace up a pair of gloves to go against estranged friend/boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
“I’ll fight Him dec 14th is to soon. I would need time to get in shape. I’m 204 right now I hit that boy he will see a white light. SMS AUDIO,” Fif tweeted November 8th.
“If they want to give me 5 million fool SKRT @SevenThirty93: @50cent you Box now?” (50 Cent’s Twitter)
Reports of a $10 million ($5 million each) fight offer between 50/Floyd emerged online last fall.
Rapper 50 Cent and boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather have been offered $5 million each to settle their beef inside a boxing ring. The two men, who were best friends, recently had a falling out over some business arrangements and have been slamming each other on Twitter. Eccentric billionaire Alki David and Celebrity Boxing Owner Damon Feldman have offered the men a huge pay day to square off in a three round boxing match. David says the match will air live on Filmon.com and Battlecam.com, two of his websites. (RumorFix)
Last summer, Fif officially received a boxing license in Nevada.
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix reports that Curtis Jackson is now an officially licensed boxing promoter in New York State, with plans to get his license in Nevada as well. His company is called The Money Team Promotions (TMT) and will reportedly rep Yuri Gamboa and Andre Dirrell at the outset. There’s no word on whether 50 will ultimately work officially with Floyd. And while a Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is still a longshot, if anybody can make it happen it’s a dude who survived nine gunshot wounds. (Complex)
Check out 50 Cent’s interview: