Business is business and without a doubt, this is a theory that rapper 50 Cent lives by. Earlier it was reported that 50 was starting a boxing promotions company with his BFF Floyd Mayweather Jr. Now comes word that “TMT promotions” is no more (that was fast) and has instead been replaced by a new company with Manny Pacquiao:
“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.
“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.”
Now 50’s cryptic comments from the other day are coming into form. But how cold is the game that you not only move ahead without your bestie that gave you the introduction to the boxing world, you make moves with his arch rival? Cold world! But there’s business and there’s friendship and often times the two place people on opposite sides of the spectrum. This will be interesting to watch play out.