50 Cent eyes a high-profile fight with Andre Ward for his fighter Andre Dirrell.
50 Cent has taken a break from verbally assaulting former best friend Floyd Mayweather on Twitter to take aim at super middleweight champion and pound-for-pound hotshot Andre Ward.
50 mentioned that his fighter Andre Dirrell was looking for someone to fight and that person could be Ward. Dirrell fights under 50's new promotional outfit, SMS Promotions.
Ward's manager, James Prince, seems to agree and is willing to put his money where his mouth is, mentioning 50's $20 million bet that Yuriorkis Gamboa, also fighting under SMS Promotions, could defeat Mayweather.
According to Boxing Scene writer Rick Reeno, Prince said the following:
I hear there is $20 million being thrown around with betting on Gamboa. But since Andre Dirrell is with , and he proved on there how strongly he feels about Dirrell - I just want to know if he brings $20 million to the table...with Andre Ward and Andre Dirrell.
Ward stopped light heavyweight kingpin Chad Dawson in Round 10 of their bout this past September. Dirrell hasn't fought since last December, but Prince says he shouldn't need a tune-up.
If the fight happens, it would most likely be in the spring or summer of 2013. Ward's deal to fight Kelly Pavlik on Jan. 26 is nearly done. Should Ward defeat Pavlik, a Ward-Dirrell fight could become a high-profile bout.