The duo appear to have fallen out causing their joint venture TMT Promotions to fold before putting on a single boxing show.
But 50 isn’t stupid, this is a man that made an estimated 400 million dollars off fruit water, and having seen the big bucks that can be made in boxing is intent on wetting his beak one way or another.
Enter Manny Pacquiao!
50 Cent is said to be entertaining the idea of going into business with Floyd’s rival Manny Pacquiao to promote fights as explained by Manny’s business manager Michael Koncz:
“50 Cent and I have been talking now for maybe the last two months. They approached us with the idea to form a promotional company.
“Initially it was going to be 50 Cent, Manny and Floyd. But right now I don’t think Floyd is going to be a part of it. I explained the idea to Manny. We already have a promotional company, MP Promotions, and we have already done three separate promotions from Top Rank … on a small scale. I have to take the blame for that. I’m in charge of it. There is an element missing there, but I have so much to do with Manny – that I haven’t got that company to where I want it.
“I think with 50 Cent, with his entertainment connections and his popularity there, combining that with Manny’s popularity and expertise in boxing –- we can bring a new flavor to boxing -– we can excite some young boxers and I think we can sign some top quality boxers. I spoke to 50 Cent (Wednesday) and confirmed that we’re going to go forward. Manny is coming here this weekend for other business, but we’re all excited about it. With 50′s influence in the music industry – we want to put a different flavor on the shows.”
So much for their friendship! Money definitely talks in situations like this!