50 Cent Will Be Accompanying Floyd Mayweather In His Upcoming Fight
This May 5th will prove to be one of this years highly anticipated boxing fights as Floyd Mayweather squares off against Miguel Cotto in “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto.” And who better to accompany Floyd to the ring than his long time friend 50 Cent.
Floyd recently said that 50 Cent will walk to the ring by his side and perform prior to his championship bout with Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“He’s a part of Mayweather Promotions. Come May 5th he will be performing and walk me to the ring,” Floyd said in a conference call with numerous media outlets.
“He’s not just my best friend he’s also one my business partners. And one of the smartest guys I know.”
Floyd made it clear that not only are they good friends but have recently decided to go into business together.
“We may even let him fight on Pay-Per-view one time, we don’t know what the future holds, but he is getting involved with boxing.”
In an interview with ESNewsReporting, 50 Cent gave his view on the impact that Mayweather has had in boxing.
“I think he’s the Muhammad Ali of our time,” 50 Cent said. “I think he’s the Muhammad Ali of our generation. The difference is the actual messaging points.”
“In that period of time, Muhammad Ali was part of a huge movement that actually socially made him someone different,” 50 continued.
“Without those issues going on, it’s tough for anyone to be near comparison to him. But Hip-Hop culture is now Pop culture. It’s so broad that there’s not anyone who’s not a part of the culture now. If you watch the artists and how many people he is relevant to and compare it to that, he [Floyd Mayweather] actually is boxing right now.”
Floyd also gave the fans his insight on how he keeps his composure before and after fights.
“I’m always the same. I’m very outspoken, sometimes since I’m outspoken they can say it’s overconfidence, I’m very animated, so they can say that it’s cocky, but that’s life,” Floyd Mayweather said. “When it’s all said and done, only god can judge me. While I am here in this sport I am going to continue to entertain and give the fans what they want to see.”