Bad Boy Records head Diddy has joined the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao hype by betting $250,000 on the outcome.
Diddy posted up a clip of himself putting up the big bucks against Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg onto Instagram Friday (April 24).
Chicago rapper Lil Bibby has publicly shown support for Mayweather this week.
Reach Records’ KB told SOHH he was pulling for Pacquiao this week.
“Both of them can dominate anybody but it doesn’t go to Manny’s head. I like Manny as a fighting fan because fighting is also entertainment and Floyd knows that very well. Pacquiao, apart from his talent, won me over as a person. He’s somebody I would like to be like. And then he has those hands. Southpaw. You don’t know where those punches are coming from. Floyd, in the past, has had problems with Southpaw fighters that throw a lot of punches.” (SOHH)
Interscope Records’ K. Camp gave SOHH an interesting prediction earlier in the week.
“I played sports growing up so I’m a big fan. For the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight, I’m putting my money on Floyd-Pacquiao. They’re going to knock each other out at the same time. I’m gonna call it. That’ll be a first. I’m trying to see it.” (SOHH)
Rap star 50 Cent may reportedly bet over $1.5 million for Floyd to win against Manny.
50 Cent went on “The Breakfast Club” on New York’s Power 105.1 FM Tuesday morning to report the two are on speaking terms again after meeting by chance at a Chris Brown show earlier this month. Not only that, but 50 Cent boasted he plans to bet $1.6 million on Mayweather to beat Manny Pacquiao when the two are scheduled to fight on May 2 in Las Vegas. “Champ gonna smoke him,” 50 Cent said, referring to Mayweather, who holds both the WBC and WBA welterweight titles. 50 Cent then went on to describe Mayweather as “super focused,” and said, “It’s gonna look like [the fight] was pumped up for no reason.” (CBS Local)