Talk about a daily WTF, read it again, WTF. Floyd Mayweather’s top dog Grammy award winning rapper 50 Cent are talking about teaming up with Manny Pacquiao to start a new hip boxing promotional company.
Manny Pacquiao, and rapper 50 Cent, are going to move forward with a joint promotional venture – according to Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz.
Koncz says that Pacquiao and 50 Cent are going to come together to form their own promotional company, and Mayweather was initially discussed as a partner – but he doesn’t appear to be involved.
“50 Cent and I have been talking now for maybe the last two months. They approached us with the idea to form a promotional company. Initially it was going to be 50 Cent, Manny and Floyd. But right now I don’t think Floyd is going to be a part of it. I explained the idea to Manny. We already have a promotional company, MP Promotions, and we have already done three separate promotions from Top Rank…on a small scale. I have to take the blame for that. I’m in charge of it. There is an element missing there, but I have so much to do with Manny – that I haven’t got that company to where I want it,” Koncz said.
“I think with 50 Cent, with his entertainment connections and his popularity there, combining that with Manny’s popularity and expertise in boxing – we can bring a new flavor to boxing – we can excite some young boxers and I think we can sign some top quality boxers. I spoke to 50 Cent tonight and confirmed that we’re going to go forward. Manny is coming here this weekend for other business, but we’re all excited about it. With 50?s influence in the music industry – we want to put a different flavor on the shows.”. [BoxingScene]
If it was any other sport, I would think this would be a joke. But its boxing and two wildly successful guys with cash flowing out their ears, can’t hurt the sad state of affairs that is boxing promotions.
But what about Floyd? And don’t forget about the Bieber!