50 Cent Believes He Is the Reason Mayweather Jr. vs. Pacquiao Will Happen

Vitali SCorrespondent IAugust 8, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 05:  (L-R) Rapper Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson addresses the media after Floyd Mayweather Jr's unanimous decision victory against Miguel Cotto after their WBA super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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From the moment we all heard 50 Cent was becoming a promoter, the idea of a Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight became, if only for a second, a possibility for some time next year.

Since then, TMT promotions has picked up a very impressive variety of top fighters, such as Andre Dirrell, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Billy Dib, Andre Berto and soon Zab Judah. This shows that TMT is very serious and is looking to be the driving force in the sport of boxing as soon as possible.

In a recent interview with Power 106 Radio, posted on BoxingScene.com, 50 Cent made it clear that he fully intends to make the dream match come together:

"I believe I can. I believe that I'm a big reason why the possibility is coming closer. We are in communications, so hopefully we can get the show going."

Truthfully, it is very hard to foresee what, if anything, TMT will be able to change as far as the Mayweather Jr. vs. Pacquiao fight is concerned. Money is and has always been the main issue.

So, what is there to do? Someone has to agree to a lower paycheck, and knowing both fighters, neither will succumb.

At the same time, since Golden Boy will no longer be eating a piece of the cash pie, this might actually make all the difference required to push this fight through. TMT would of course have to accept a smaller profit margin, but being that TMT is a 50 Cent and Mayweather Jr. outfit, this is not an absurd idea.

I hope we soon will have a surprising announcement, from both TMT and Top Rank, although I would not expect it to happen too soon with a signed contract. Sitting down together at the negotiation table is good enough for now.