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De La Hoya’s Out, 50 Cent’s In As Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s New Promoter?

By J. Tinsley / 07.26.12

Boxing’s top draw, loudest mouth, the best technical fighter of his generation and the man who hasn’t lost since, well, ever, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., is slated to walk out of jail next Friday, August 3. And by the time he does, he may have a new company handling his promotions: The Money Team Promotions led by 50 Cent. Floyd and Fif’s friendship is well documented. And to be perfectly honest, 50 has been more relevant escorting Money May to the ring and engaging in all sorts of tomfoolery outside of it than attempting to revitalize his career inside the booth.

All that being said, Curtis is dead serious by entering the boxing promotion business with the rumored signings of Yuriorkis Gamboa and Andre Dirrell, a New York license under belt and possibly a Nevada one on the way as well. The news was broken via the world’s greatest press release (Twitter) when 50 tweeted to Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions that, “I don’t gamble floyd do,but I bet you won’t be promoting Floyd mayweather no more. TMT PROMOTIONS.”

From there, several back and forth tweets between 50 – who referred to The Golden Boy as “baby girl” and “sweet heart” – and Oscar – who later deleted his tweets – occurred with no real confirmation whether the move is indeed true. Yet if it is, Oscar’s company stands to take a vicious blow to the chin because of their close working relationship with Floyd when it comes to operating with networks like HBO and Showtime. Losing the leverage that is Floyd means the loss of money. And lots of it.

And for all the criticism in regards to his musical output, 50 will have almost instantly become one of the most powerful men in boxing if his tweet holds weight. Now go figure that. We can only hope my dude Justin Bieber holds some sort of office with TMT Promotions though. It doesn’t even have to be anything significant either. You know, like Parliamentarian or something.

[Yahoo!]


TAGS50 CentBoxingEVERYTHING ELSEFloyd Mayweather Jr.Oscar De La HoyaSMOKE BREAKSPORTSSpotlightTMT Promotions

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