Manny Pacquiao Speaks On Boxing Promotion Deal With 50 Cent

Manny Pacquiao speaks on his business plans with 50 Cent that reportedly caused a riff between 50 and Floyd Mayweather.

Music and boxing fans alike were shocked when news broke that 50 Cent had apparently teamed up with Manny Pacquiao - rival of Fif's close friend Floyd Mayweather - to start a boxing promoting company. Now, in a recent interview with MTV, Pacquiao speaks on his relationship with the Queens emcee.

Pacquiao said that while the details on his and Fiddy's business deal aren't finalized, they are definitely looking to collaborate given their mutual interest in each others' respective careers. Pacquiao added that this deal may also help bring Mayweather and himself one step closer to their long-touted bout. 

"I love music, and he likes boxing also," he said. "We're talking about that and we're discussing. We didn't finalize yet because I'm so busy right now and he's busy right now...there's a possibility to make that fight [between Pacquiao and Mayweather] happen. Maybe not this time, but some other time. Right now I'm focused on December 8."

Pacquiao's business advisor Michael Concz confirmed that the two had been working closely together on a possible marquee boxing match/mini-concert crossover. He also dispelled rumors that their deal had soured 50 and Mayweather's relationship, revealing that Mayweather was initially a part of the company.

"We've very close to it, I've been talking to 50 Cent now for over a month and a half, close to two months. It's becoming a reality, more than a possibility," he said. "I think we're going to end up doing something together before the year is out...I believe [50 and Mayweather] have a true friendship and all true friends have arguments periodically, but that's not my business. Floyd is always welcome, if we put this together...[50 and Floyd] approached us, they came to us and initially it was 50 Cent, Floyd and Manny. We don't have a problem with Floyd. Manny doesn't have any anger or resentment."

Pacquiao will enter the ring with another rival Juan Manuel Márquez this December 8. Check out the full interview below.

RELATED: 50 Cent Founds Boxing Promotion Company, Is Expected To Sign Two Fighters


  • jusy

    50 cent is going to die with 0 friends. he gossips like a hoe in the saloon. "i'm not talking to banks and yayo" "flloyd gets confused" why would anyone wanna be around this nigga other than his $? 50 is a sad soul in search of happiness. he ain't gonna find it in $ if he's not happy now. crosses everyone. disloyal little monkey looking for attention. and he used to get off controlling what HIS crew did? he questioned THEIR loyalty? game and buck look smarter by the day and 50 cent looks desperate. he's lost all confidence and all his friends. one of the most destructive entertainers i've ever seen. train wreck.

    • 50 Cent Fan

      okok.. um so if he dies without friends?? Hes making smart business choices..u cant say he did nothing for Game Buck Banks Yayo etc..hes the reason they are even relevant..U know nothing abt his personal life..He speaks his mind and doesnt hold shit back..u guys here are so quick to talkk bullshit on this site man..look how rich and successful 50 is..and here u go FINDING something to hate on him for..-DIES WITHOUT FRIENDS??? WHO GIVES A SHIT>..

  • AliSheik

    Don King is the biggest promoter of all time, even has a rep for cheating boxers and I have yet to see him on the forbes list. BTW, I have never seen Arum, Oscar or any promoter on the list. Has anybody ever even seen Floyd on the list? There is big money in boxing but, that money is not going directly into the accouts of the promoters or the boxers. There are many ppls hands that have to be greased(Las Vegas)and believe they get a fat chunck. Floyd just fought for a so-called 45 mill. The last time I checked Kobe and LeBron were on top with 25 and 21 mill. There is absolutly NO promoter, or boxer on that list,GO CHECK...EVER.

    • Anonymous

      @AliSheik... What the fuck??? Try agian muthafucka!! Highest-Paid Athletes 2012 Worlds Richest Athletes Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $85 million Salary/winnings: $85 million Endorsements: $0 Sport: Boxing , Age: 35

    • Anonymous

      According to Forbes, Floyd Mayweather tops the list of 100 highest-paid athletes in the world between 2011-2012, losing out Tiger Woods who has been hailed by Forbes as the highest earning athlete from 2001-2011. Woods landed in the third rank with total earnings of $59.4 million. Mayweather got a huge payday amounting to a total of $85 million for his fights against Victor Ortiz with $40 million and Miguel Cotto with $45 million. He is part of the 4 biggest non-heavyweight pay-per-view events throughout the boxing history. He owns the Mayweather Promotions which he uses to promote his fight thereby increasing his earnings substantially. The total earnings of the athletes are derived from their bonuses, salaries, appearance fees, prize money, endorsement and licensing from June 2011 to June 2012. According to Forbes, the 100 highest-paid athletes made a combined $2.6 billion in the past 12 months. The athletes agents fees and taxes were not deducted from their earnings.

  • Anonymous

    thought you were moneys boy you scum fuck

  • Anonymous

    whoa my god this may be the highest grossing fight in all history. i'am sitting here with the chills do you know the hype these two are going create to get us to buy this fight hahah. man there going be some many fight and shit here in vegas this is like tupac came back from the grave haha

  • Anonymous

    well it looks like it finally going happen thank god what day that going be and i'am right here in vegas oh shit that exciting its going be hell here. whoa hahahaha

  • Anonymous

    If you can't fight him or beat him then join him!!!

  • Mcnair

    if they do ever fight, i would love to see 50 walk with Manny.....That would be the funnest shit ever

    • Logic

      Now if he goes with mayweather that wont grab all the attention..if comes out with Pac then heads are gonna turn..everyone has their method of getting you idiots to tune in..hes a controversial whore lol haha...and ur a bum ass nigga..who's more successful?

    • $p|!ff999 aka $p|@t17

      That's what 50 does, he made a career by being a controversial whore, that's the only way he stays relevant or thinks he does

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  • Anonymous

    Boxing has already become like wrestling. The integrity has slowly died and now a rapper with no experience promoting boxing is getting chummy with the one of the only two fighters left who are worth anything.

  • Not Rich And Still Trying

    The question everybody wants to know is: WHO THE FUCK IS MANNY PACQUIAO?!?!

  • harveybabyyy

    This definitely deal will definitely bring 50 back in the race too make a billion in hip hop, i personally don't care. but if i had an opinion that's what it would be

  • Mr Mogul

    50 is making big money. Forget hip-hop money..

  • wolfman

    Fuck that fight. Top 3 things that I'll never see in my lifetime. 1. The second-coming of Christ. 2. Dr. Dre's Detox Album 3. Mayweather vs Pacquiao

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