ESPN Predicts 50 Cent Will Become Floyd Mayweather's Full-Time Promoter

Judging from Floyd Mayweather's pending prison release and a Twitter rift between 50 Cent and Oscar De La Hoya, ESPN says 50 Cent And Mayweather will team up.

Welterweight and Junior Middleweight boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather is making headlines in his sport even while serving the rest of an 87-day sentence in Nevada’s Clark County Detention Center. A series of recent events—including an exchange between Mayweather’s friend 50 Cent and Mayweather’s part-time promoter, Oscar De La Hoya—has led to speculation that Mayweather will join 50 Cent’s newly formed boxing promotion company.

According to ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael, Mayweather only worked with De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions company on a fight-by-fight basis last year. That lack of a long-term agreement could lead to 50 Cent and Mayweather making their The Money Team partnership official.

“[50 Cent] has been at Mayweather's side during episodes of HBO’s “24/7” and is a regular at Mayweather's fights and news conferences,” Rafael wrote. “But now, it seems, he is also poised to become Mayweather’s promoter when Mayweather is released from jail following a domestic abuse conviction.”

The rapper and entrepreneur insinuated as much via Twitter, when he taunted De La Hoya in a series of public exchanges that have since been deleted by both parties.

De La Hoya set off the exchange by writing, “Everyone wanting to be a boxing promoter? Good luck. Easier said than done.” The statement was presumably in reference to news of 50 Cent forming TMT promotions.


In turn, 50 called De La Hoya “girl” and wrote, “I don’t gamble floyd [sic] do, but I bet you you won’t be promoting Floyd mayweather no more. TMT Promotions.”


Both parties backed off of their initial exchange with congratulatory messages, although 50 Cent continued with the “girl” taunts. According to Forbes, Mayweather was 2012’s highest paid athlete in the world, after bringing in over $85 million. He’s expected to be released on August 3, 2011 if he meets the criteria for good behavior.

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41 Comments

  • showcase

    now all 50s got to do is make that Floyd vs Manny happen, get it in Floyd's head constantly and Manny's pple

  • Anonymous

    De La Hoya knows boxing. If he didn't, he wouldn't be promoting Golden Boy. 50 is just in this for some fast money, and sadly he'll probably make some based on the fact the sport is so fake now.

  • Anonymous

    "Trolls simply cant get enough of 50!" I agree. You're a troll.

  • gb2069

    Hopefully he'll stop rapping & pursue this permanently. That way his shit music isn't in rotation on the radio or music channels.

  • Anonymous

    lmao...its funny how every hip hop fan on this site has suddenly become a boxing expert...stfu

  • seanchkt

    50 cent just won't go away. The 2 most hated black men joining forces

  • sam Uk

    Terrible grammar on the tweets there, Fiddy. Doesn't he realise as soon as he starts a little girly twitter beef with anyone, his tweets are going to be posting up on sites like this. You'd have thought he'd take a bit more care in using the right words and actually making sense, unless he really does have the writing ability of a 12 year old?

  • TBC

    50 knows what he does, De la Hoya is just bad that he wont get a piece of the cheese anymore hahahaha

  • Wrath

    this deal will start out great and underwhelm just like 50's music career.

  • AP

    These guys are businessmen, they gotta cut out the middleman if possible. No need for Delahoya to make all this money when Mayweather and 50 can promote the fight themselves. Smart move.

  • Anonymous

    "And you are" Your superior.

  • Anonymous

    "I except that as a apology"

  • idontknow

    Mayweather does not need 50 Cent to promote fights? are you stupid? Mayweather Promotions? Oscar is the only one who makes all that money (u can see it in his nose) 50 Cent has been hanging with Mayweather and you think he going to promote him (yeh right) how much is 50 cent worth? and how much is floyd worth? they saying he made 85 mill - from one fight? and you think floyd needs 50 cent? 50 cent needs floyd! and he going to get 80-20 share if it does go through. In boxing you need to know people 50 cent does not know anyone except floyd which aint enough - people control boxing not oscar or floyd remember that! remember 6-1 bradley on pacman - they made millions on that fight!

    • Anonymous

      And you are? How do you know who 50 knows? You're in the boxing game? Or are you just a fan? Talk what you know brotha!

  • Anonymous

    "he not going anywhere" Where is he exactly? Making STV movies. Can't get an album out. Has no friends except for Mayweather whose in prison. Tweets pictures of accidents every few weeks for publicity. Just released a free album that he claimed was official. Nobody's saying he's not a success, it's just nobody cares now.

    • Anonymous

      you must care enough to be a troll and comment on his posts. Trolls simply cant get enough of 50!

  • Anonymous

    Gonna need more than one great boxer to succeed. Plus, as much as people applaud both 50's and Floyd's success, the amount of arrogance and shrewd behavior has affected their image and has deflected people from wanting to see them succeed. That's in AND out of the boxing arena. I know there'll be plenty of fighters who give they right nut to sign a contract with TMT, but a great grouping will probably go with a organization that won't throw them under the bus at the expense at making themselves (50,Floyd) look good. Lloyd Banks, anyone???

  • Anonymous

    "De La Hoya is dumb if he things 50 won't succeed at it" De La Hoya knows significantly more about the sport of Boxing than this lonely rapper does. Just cause 50 likes to start beef doesn't mean he knows how promote big money fights.

  • Anonymous

    Boxing has turned into wrestling. The only reason anybody stays in the sport is because of the shady promoters arranging all these ridiculous money fights for fighters who will likely blow through the money anyway. I'm surprised De La Hoya would take the bait and respond back to Fif.

  • Anonymous

    de la hoya will whoop fittys ass

  • Not Rich And Still Trying

    Fucking scumbags, I hate everyone of these bitches.

  • milehighkid303

    I've followed him since 97' n when I first heard his music, regardless of what you CRABS say, I knew homie had it. AND he CONTINUES to smash on you keyboard warriors while he just wins. I love 50, got the utmost respect for him, and I've said this before, I'm 30 now, if I grew up in the projects, someone like 50 would be an ispiration in the sense that NO ONE can ever tell you, that "You Can't" dude went from sellin crack next to a corner bodega to a 7 figure worth. You HERBS need to zip lock it shut on this man, he not going anywhere........

  • FURYAN

    50 DOENT EVEN NEED TO RAP ANYMORE KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DOING FIF ... RESPECT FOR THAT YOU MADE IT IN YOUR OWN WAY ... BUT ITS STILL G G G G G-UNOT COS GAME KILLED YOUR RAP LIFE

  • Rick Roazy

    Whe i grow up i want to be just like fif he a real BAWSE!!!

  • 909

    another beef 50 cent did NOT start and with his business savvy moves will probably win this one to...lol..

    • OoNo

      Word he didn't start that, Oscar catching feelings because there goes his cut promoting Floyd's next fights!!!

  • JETLIFE116

    I wouldn't let 50 put his arm around me with him wearing that lmafooo but still 50 is making power moves, #Respect #QueensGetTheMoney (we really do tho)

  • Anonymous

    Why is 50 always making that dumb ass raised eyebrow face in pictures? Also, "except" does not equal "accept". Still, could smell this coming from a mile away. De La Hoya is dumb if he things 50 won't succeed at it.

  • YESSIR

    IS DX RUN BY FAGS? WHY THEY ALWAYS PUT UP THE MOST SUSPECT PICS OF PEOPLE?

  • jr88

    this is a great move by 50!!! other rappers are owning basket ball teams but a boxer promotermakes a shit load of money....and with floyed on his team 50 wont be stupid with the other fighters....

  • DAA

    This site missed almost all the tweetes sent by eachother

  • Anonymous

    50 CENT IS THE BOSS OF BOSSES

  • BLACK

    WHAT A BOLD PREDICTION DANNY!!! GOLDEN BOY IS RIGHT... WE ALL KNOW 50 IS GONNA LOOK GOOD CUZ OF FLOYD, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO OTHER BOXERS HE GONNA FUCK UP THEIR CAREERS.

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