What Is Worth More To Floyd Mayweather? Gold or Cents?
- Posted on Thu, July 26th, 2012 by Ja Dawson
- Boxing Tickets
Now that another big fight, Tavoris Cloud vs Jean Pascal, has been scrapped (sigh), I turn my attention to another battle brewing outside of the boxing ring. ;
In one corner, you have promotional heavyweight, Golden Boy Promotions, led by Oscar De La Hoya and Richard Schaefer.
In the other corner, you have neophyte promoter Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, and the newly-formed TMT (The Money Team) Promotions.
Who’s going to win the battle for the right to promote Floyd Mayweather’s next fight(s) after he is released from prison this year?
I believe that two key factors may tip the scale in 50 Cent’s favor in this Twitter-driven (I have copied Tweet below for your enjoyment) verbal debate.
50 Cent responded to De La Hoya with a series of tweets that included, "Sweetheart, I’m surprised you would respond to me and Floyd starting company the way you did" and "Baby girl, @oscardelahoya, baby girl you hear me, stop hating STOP IT RIGHT NOW."
The two factors are: friendship and Bob Arum.
The promoter of Floyd Mayweather”s last six, highly-lucrative fights, Golden Boy Promotions is clearly the more qualified promotional outfit in this dispute. There’s no denying that.
But there’s also no denying that, Floyd and 50 Cent are like brothers from a different mother. It’s often said that it’s not what you know, but who you know. And "fitty" damn sure knows Mayweather better than most.
The other factor that is huge, is quite simple. It’s no secret that next to Floyd Mayweather and Al Haymon, Oscar De Lay Hoya and Richard Shaefer are perhaps Arum’s most-hated promotional rivals.
If you remove Golden Boy from the equation, the chances of making a Mayweather-Pacquiao superfight with Top Rank Promotions increase exponentially.
Floyd Mayweather likes to call himself "Money." And it now appears that he may help his buddy make a little more than 50 cent$ after he’s released from prison.