November 14th, 2012 By Zak Attack
BOXING’S “MONEY TEAM” DEAD UPON FLOYD’S RELEASE
Sacramento, CA- During Floyd Mayweather Jr’s (43-0, 26 KO) recent jail stint, there were rumors of a new boxing promotional company with Floyd’s longtime friend 50 Cent as co-presidents. Born “Curtis Jackson”, 50 Cent made several high profile signings to the imprint while Floyd was serving his sentence, including unbeaten ex-champ (featherweight or 126 lbs) Cuban sensation Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16 KO), ex-welterweight (147) titleholder Andre Berto (28-1, 22 KO), and former super middleweight title
(168) challenger Andre Dirrell (21-1, 14 KO).
SO IT WAS FLOYD WHO CHANGED HIS MIND?
Jackson expected he and Floyd to be one upon his release from the Clark County Detention Center. The rapper made a rare error in business dealings by assuming this. Floyd had no interest in partnering with anyone, as he is able to earn large sums of money working largely independently. Now there appears to be bad blood between the two friends as conflicting reports have left the public scratching their heads. It is unclear what caused the feud between these two, but 50 Cent now finds himself on the outside looking in.
THE PICTURE THAT ANNOYED “SENSITIVE” FLOYD
A photo surfaced on the internet of Jackson posing with Mayweather rival Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KO). Since then, a Twitter war has raged between 50 and Floyd. Jackson has stated that TMT (The Money Team) is no more and has changed the name of his promotional company to SMS Promotions. Time will tell whether or not this venture is successful. Mayweather has been eerily silent since his release from jail, and his future as a fighter remains a mystery.
50 CENT HITS FLOYD BELOW BELT?
Jackson has been implying that Floyd is afraid of Pacquiao, a belief many have held for years.
The fact that Floyd has yet to address this allegation does little to silence the naysayers. Hacks
like Skip Bayless feast on these kinds of rumors, and though Jackson has now backtracked and said he and Floyd were joking, the damage is done. The only way for Floyd to end all of the speculations is to finally lace the gloves up against the Pacman.
Boxing fans have grown incredibly weary of hearing about the superfight between Mayweather
and Pacquiao. The chances of the fight happening look grimmer by the day. Even if it does
finally take place, Pacquiao’s recent subpar performances against Timothy Bradley (29-0, 12 KOs) and Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KOs) have taken some of the luster off of the fight. As the Money Team crumbles, so too does Mayweather’s reputation.
BOXING FANS GIVE FLOYD A PACQUIAO MANDATE!
There is a thin line between becoming a legend and becoming a laughingstock. If Floyd is aiming for legendary status, he must fight Manny as soon as possible.