In a recent appearance on ESPN’s “First Take” (via HHNM), 50 explained that Mayweather has been avoiding the fight with Pacquiao over money concerns. Although Fif said that Mayweather “isn’t afraid,” he believes that Pretty Boy Floyd is taking on lesser opponents for the easy paycheck instead of fighting a tougher fighter like Pacquiao.
“[Mayweather] did duck the fight [with Pacquiao], that’s $100 million and you just left it,” he said. “I mean, for two reasons – I think he concentrates on how much someone else is getting paid as opposed to how much he’s getting paid and then I think he kind of sees himself in a space that no one else sees himself in, like he’s so high on top of it that he shouldn’t give some of other great fighters a chance to be in that position at this point.”
He continued, “He’s not afraid of [Pacquiao] or any fighter. I just think its more of him saying, ‘Who do I have to fight?’. At this point, it’s more so of him finding who is the perfect opponent then him finding the toughest fighter to fight. I think when you go in the history books, you are doing it a bit differently. This is more business and making the right financial decisions. How do you stretch out how many wins on your actual record?”
Last year, Fif and Mayweather exchanged insults on Twitter, an incident that Fif later claimed was staged. Since then, 50 has been in talks with Pacquiao to create a crossover promotional boxing deal.
Check out 50 Cent’s full appearance on “First Take” below.