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Cat--Smasher
07-29-2012, 11:39 PM
Mayweather and 50 cent's grand plans

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RAP star 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather plan to take the UFC head-on for the hearts and wallets of the next generation of fight fans, after forming a company that could dramatically shift the power-base in boxing

In a revealing interview with News Limited Newspapers, 50 Cent outlined plans to challenge the domination of boxing promoters Golden Boy and Top Rank "immediately", with their new company TMT (The Money Team) Promotions.

Mayweather has been co-ordinating raids to sign boxing's best stars from jail - he is due to be released August 3 - with 50 Cent negotiating the deals and yesterday signing Australia's IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib to a three-year contract.

"We want to change boxing," said 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, who's amassed a $110m fortune in the music game.

"The goal initially is to create a company by fighters, for the fighters, which breaks the traditional vibe of promoters taking advantage of fighters.

"We're going to change the demographic also, appeal to the younger demographic.

"You look at UFC and MMA, when their festivities start the place is full, whereas the tradition in boxing is you wait until the main event starts.

"We want to put on cards where there are five main event fights, where there is entertainment from start to finish, cards that command attention all over the world."

50 Cent said TMT Promotions would put on their first show in November, most likely in Las Vegas. That show would likely feature Mayweather's return to the ring.

Many disillusioned boxing fans have switched to the UFC in recent years, tired of mismatches, politics and meaningless alphabet titles, though Mayweather remains the most watched combat athlete on the planet and earns an estimated $40m per fight.

With the undefeated Mayweather's boxing credentials, and 50 Cent's mass appeal beyond the sport, several contracted top fighters are expected to defect from GBP and Top Rank to join TMT.

"I've already had fighters say to me, 'I wish I could join [TMT] but I've got this contract'," 50 Cent said.

"To me, the options are pretty clear. You can deal with a snake in the grass, a snake in the street or you could try something new."

50 Cent has a well-known story of a tough upbringing in New York, going from teenage drug-dealer to the globe's most recognisable rap star and a successful businessman earning $US100 million in a deal to market vitamin water.

"I come from a background where not everything is in your favour, but I always anticipate success, I approach things with a positive outlook," said 50 Cent in reference to his latest venture.

Sydney's Dib is the third fighter on TMT's roster, with stars Yuriorkis Gamboa and Andre Dirrell already on the books.

"I really want to associate myself with the best possible talent, and Billy falls into that category," 50 Cent said.

"Floyd asked me to sign him, he has been watching his career and he has always been a big fan.

"When you have talent, it is important to showcase that talent."

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Qball1974
07-30-2012, 12:08 AM
Ahhhh the cesspool of todays society.

optimusjoel
07-30-2012, 12:18 AM
Ahhhh the cesspool of todays society.

I'll admit I don't know a lot about 50 cent, but from what I can tell he's actually a hard working business man. He made a ton of money off of vitamin water, I think close to what he's made as a rapper. But I think we can all agree on Mayweather being a dirt bag.

Qball1974
07-30-2012, 12:23 AM
I'll admit I don't know a lot about 50 cent, but from what I can tell he's actually a hard working business man. He made a ton of money off of vitamin water, I think close to what he's made as a rapper. But I think we can all agree on Mayweather being a dirt bag.

If ya got shot 9 times your zigging the wrong way! lol

CtGreat
07-30-2012, 12:33 AM
Since this was in the MMA section, I was hoping that it was more MMA related, like Floyd attempting a random MmA match or something.

roaddawg
07-30-2012, 12:44 AM
Mayweather and 50 cent's grand plans

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Good post Cat--Smasher. Those two definitely have a lot of money and passion to get this thing off the ground.

Long live boxing!

Ashy Larry
07-30-2012, 12:52 AM
Props to them for challenging boxings elite promoters. Even though they've chosen such a horrific name to call their organization.

The Donosaur
07-30-2012, 12:53 AM
Good post Cat--Smasher. Those two definitely have a lot of money and passion to get this thing off the ground.

Long live boxing!

Fails by jan. 2015

Sakara=Excitement
07-30-2012, 01:09 AM
Why in Baby Jesus name is this in MMA news?

goodtimes
07-30-2012, 01:48 AM
I think the main problem with boxing is it's not as exciting as MMA. I definitely enjoy it, but a lot of the most anticipated fights turn out to be not really worth watching.

H0SS
07-30-2012, 04:30 AM
As much as I used to love boxing, I doubt I'll ever pay for a PPV again. It's just not worth it. Weak undercards. Lack of new rising stars. Too many belts. Too much corruption/controversy...

P.S. - I doubt those two clowns will be any less corrupt than any other boxing promoter.

Mr. Cornute
07-30-2012, 08:46 AM
Wow, I'm surprised at the amount of hate shown towards "50 Cent" & Mayweather (not as much, Mayweather as many of you have blatantly stated how much you dislike him).
If you dislike the music 50 Cent makes that's one thing, but you cannot doubt his business acument nor Mayweather's. Both men have good minds for business (50 Cent more proven) & considering Mayweather knows more about boxing than just about anyone considering his pedigree. I personally believe that they could make this work & have something to rival Golden Boy & Top Rank. Think of it like this, Golden Boy (2001) is a relative new start considering how long Top Rank has been around (1973) & is basically neck & neck to Top Rank. I honestly believe when boxers want to try something different they will migrate over to TMT, the 3 fighters they have aren't bums & could be big as they progress further.
-Yuriorkis Gamboa, on his way & could be a next $ fighter with a step up in comp
-Andre Dirrell, decent fighter I remember in the Super Six but I don't see him being a big $ fighter...just a good fighter
& to be honest I've not seen the 3rd fighter.
Last but not least you've to assume Mayweather will fight 2-3x before he truly retires & there is not going to be a Mayweather fight that does not sell, so this will generate the $ needed to be the shot of adrenaline for the company.

MIZjitsZOU
07-30-2012, 08:58 AM
I am down for anything that will rejuvenate boxing. I definitely agree they need to get the younger generation in it.

Maybe they could put on other fights as well. Muay tai, mma, kickboxing...

I enjoy the Japanese cards that do that. Not that the UFC should, but something different is fun occasionaly.

Kimbo> Rampage
07-30-2012, 09:09 AM
They got some big money behind them...

Although im not sure they will be any different than those promotions they are trying to beat...

They both seem legitimately passionate about boxing... its just that they are both so blatantly obvious about being money and power hungry...

Something needs to be done to bring boxing back.... I like the idea, lets see how it comes through...

disposableassassin
07-30-2012, 09:26 AM
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If they want to try to do something interesting with boxing I say good for them. The title led me to believe they were going to compete with the UFC but it appears they just want to follow a bit of their business model.

CapCee
07-30-2012, 11:07 AM
If ya got shot 9 times your zigging the wrong way! lol
I don't care much for 50 Cent, but getting shot 10+ years ago was his biggest motivation for becoming successful enough to leave that life behind for good. I feel it is in terrible judgment to consider him to be "zigging" in the same direction he was over a decade ago before he had the commercial success he has now.

Cat--Smasher
07-30-2012, 11:14 AM
They got some big money behind them...

Although im not sure they will be any different than those promotions they are trying to beat...

They both seem legitimately passionate about boxing... its just that they are both so blatantly obvious about being money and power hungry...

Something needs to be done to bring boxing back.... I like the idea, lets see how it comes through...

What gave that away?.. the name (The Money Team)? :grinsmile1:





"The goal initially is to create a company by fighters, for the fighters, which breaks the traditional vibe of promoters taking advantage of fighters.

"We're going to change the demographic also, appeal to the younger demographic.

"You look at UFC and MMA, when their festivities start the place is full, whereas the tradition in boxing is you wait until the main event starts.

"We want to put on cards where there are five main event fights, where there is entertainment from start to finish, cards that command attention all over the world."

50 Cent said TMT Promotions would put on their first show in November, most likely in Las Vegas. That show would likely feature Mayweather's return to the ring.

Many disillusioned boxing fans have switched to the UFC in recent years, tired of mismatches, politics and meaningless alphabet titles, though Mayweather remains the most watched combat athlete on the planet and earns an estimated $40m per fight.

With the undefeated Mayweather's boxing credentials, and 50 Cent's mass appeal beyond the sport, several contracted top fighters are expected to defect from GBP and Top Rank to join TMT.

"I've already had fighters say to me, 'I wish I could join [TMT] but I've got this contract'," 50 Cent said.

"To me, the options are pretty clear. You can deal with a snake in the grass, a snake in the street or you could try something new."


It all sounds great but I will not hold my breath for it to come to fruition.

CtGreat
07-30-2012, 11:21 AM
50 cent is a legit businessman. His rap career has been shitty since his 3rd album, but he simply used that as a medium to achieve his other business goals

Mr. Cornute
08-02-2012, 08:20 PM
Zab Judah nears deal with promoter 50 Cent - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/8219934/zab-judah-nears-deal-promoter-50-cent)

Zab Judah potentially on the TMT train, if so this could shape up to be a very nice roster.

Cat--Smasher
08-03-2012, 01:25 AM
Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: Superfight Gets Closer with Bob Arum and 50 Cent Talks


Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum believes the fight every boxing fan wants to see could now become a reality with the entry of 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) in the boxing promotions business; a field dominated by two major players in Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions.

50 Cent, who made his fortune as a rapper, actor and producer, is a business partner and close friend of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

But Arum is uncertain if Mayweather will be fighting under the umbrella of TMT (The Money Team) Promotions, which was recently organized by 50 Cent.

Until his latest fight against Miguel Cotto, Mayweather has been using Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions (GBP) to help promote his fights. So far he has fought six times under GBP, and everyone is anticipating he will junk GBP in favor of TMT.

It has been reported that Mayweather is 50 Cent's partner in TMT Promotions, but the unbeaten champion, who is set to be released in a few days after serving 60 days in jail on charges of domestic violence, has yet to confirm his role in TMT.

For three years, a number of attempts were made to bring Pacquiao and Mayweather up in the ring for all boxing fans to watch and enjoy, but all efforts have failed due to major contentious issues standing in the way of the superfight, ranging from drug-testing protocols to the manner of splitting the fight purse.

The entry of 50 Cent in the game gave boxing fans renewed hope to see Mayweather and Pacquiao face each other right in front of them either on television or in person at a designated venue.
Hi-res-146226087_crop_exact Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley
Jeff Bottari/Getty Images

Still, some observers doubt 50 Cent's ability to deal with Arum, who is expected to hold his ground on his offer of 45-45-10 purse sharing as an alternative proposal to Mayweather's offer of $40 million net of pay-per-view sales proceeds, which Pacquiao has turned down, saying it was an embarrassing offer.

But Arum has not said anything negative about 50 Cent and TMT. In fact, he said he is rooting for them.

"I wish [50 Cent] and his company a lot of luck, because he has, in his business career, been able to energize the African American community and to reach out to them. If he does that as he expects to do in boxing, then that will help everybody in boxing," Arum told RingTV.

"It would be just in the same way that we have helped everybody in boxing when we energized the Hispanic American community and got them involved in the sport to where (they are the) biggest fans now. I really and truly wish them the best of luck, and I'm rooting for them."

Meanwhile, the lawyers of Pacquiao and Mayweather are set to meet on Friday to smooth out kinks in the live suit filed by Pacquiao against Mayweather et al for defamation.

It may be recalled that Pacquiao sued Mayweather last year after the unbeaten champion made allegations Pacquiao has used performance-enhancing drugs for added strength in his fights, which Pacquiao has denied.

"If both camps agree on something that will result to something amicable, it should play a pivotal part in staging a fight between boxing’s biggest stars as efforts to bring them together have failed in the last two years," Nick Giongko of mb.com.ph wrote.

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: Superfight Gets Closer with Bob Arum and 50 Cent Talks | Bleacher Report (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1281053-pacquiao-vs-mayweather-superfight-gets-closer-with-arum-and-50-cent-talking)

Sniggles
08-03-2012, 11:39 AM
If boxing is able to put together cards not based on a single fight as is 50 Cent and Mayweather's intention, I may become a fan again. Until they are able to successfully promote such cards, I will not order a PPV.