It's stories like these that take that little world you thought was so clear and destroy every last thing you knew about it. Manny Pacquiao and 50 Cent are joining forces.
Up is down, left is right. Next thing you know, Rex Ryan will be spotted skinnier and more reserved than he has ever....what's that you say?
It seems Pac-Man and 50 Cent will be starting a promotional company, and the TMT Promotions the rapper previously started has already closed for business.
Boxing Scene was able to get word from Pacquiao's business adviser, Michael Koncz:
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.
Up is very much the new down.
Koncz continues by saying the fusion between the boxing-wise Pacquiao and the pop culture-savvy 50 Cent would invigorate some of the younger boxers.
One idea floated around is having fewer fights on the undercards and giving a mini-concert instead.
As of now, 50 Cent does not figure into the reported union of Money May's best friend and a boxer we were convinced was a hated entity around Camp Money May.
According to USA Today, the relationship between rapper and boxing legend and longtime buddy has been strained.
50 Cent was on The Rickey Smiley Show and said:
[The issues between us] really comes from everybody around him is waiting on the next time he feels generous. And I have a lot [of money], so I don't wait for nobody. I'll go do what I gotta do. I don't have to sit around and wait for the next time he feels like giving somebody something.
I wouldn't read too much into the rift, especially if this report is true.
All this means is that there is no room for petty rivalries when there is a buck to be made, especially when it comes to the promotional-laden boxing landscape.
Sure, the two boxers may seem like they hate each other, but there is something to be said about the all-engrossing power of making some money.
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