50 Cent discusses partnership with Manny Pacquiao in radio interview
Rapper and nascent boxing promoter Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson visited New York hip-hop station Power 105.1 on Friday morning for an in-studio interview on the The Breakfast Club morning show, addressing the rumors of his budding partnership with Manny Pacquiao.
50 Cent, who launched The Money Team Promotions in July, said the rumors of a union with Pacquiao were true. And he confirmed his primary objective is making the long-fancied megafight between Mayweather and Pacquiao.
"I look at Floyd like he’s my younger brother," 50 Cent said. "He earns so much that he just spend. Just run around and spend and do what he want. So there’s no urgency, to anything, and when the communication breaks and it starts to not be ... Look, my concept of TMT is ‘the fight you want to see.’ It’s Floyd and Manny Pacquiao, the fight.”
50 Cent continued: "If actually building the company would build excitement to keep Floyd conscious of what's good for business as opposed to the ego, then I could sacrifice the company putting them together. On the financial end, and saying, 'Ya'll can promote the whole thing.' I can get $200 million easy, I raised it twice for my film production company. That's what it would cost for the fight."
-- SI.com staff