An albatross has hung over boxing because the sport’s two best fighters, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have never fought eachother. Mayweather has already offered Pacquiao $40 million, but it may take an extra 50 Cents!
Rapper turned boxing promoter 50 Cent, whose real name is Curits Jackson, created the new promotion company SMS Promotions. Regardless that his first fight isn’t even until next week, Yahoo Sports boxing expert Kevin Iole says Jackson can deliver the knockout punch and make the Mayweather- Pacquiao fight happen.
Originally, Jackson’s promotion company was to be a joint venture with friend Mayweather, who backed out because of a $1.2 million buyout to sign boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa. Despite the feud, Iole said, “50 Cent is the right guy at the right time for boxing.” But does that mean a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight?