Tuesday 12 November 2019

Video: 50 Cent will bet $1.6million on Floyd Mayweather beating Manny Pacquiao in May

50 Cent is very bullish about Floyd Mayweather's chances
50 Cent is very bullish about Floyd Mayweather's chances

Tom Sheen

Rapper 50 Cent is preparing to make a huge bet on pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather beating Manny Pacquiao in their mega-fight on May 2.

50 Cent, who used to be part of Mayweather's Money Team, in an interview with fellow G-Unit members Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo told radio station Power 105.1's 'The Breakfast Club' that he will stake $1.6million on the American boxer 'smoking' the Filipino.

A Mayweather win in the richest fight ever would see 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, pocket around $2.3m (£1.5m). The purse is expected to fetch as much as $250m as various broadcasters battle for the right to show the contest.

"I got the champ," he said. "The champ gonna smoke him. It's gonna look like [the fight] was pumped up for no reason."

The rapper and boxer were engaged in a very public feud last year when Jackson promised to donate $750,000 to charity if Mayweather could read a page of a Harry Potter book.

Mayweather, 38, responded by sharing pictures of his last two pay cheques, totalling more than $70m.

Mayweather and Pacquiao both began training earlier this week and will meet just once ahead of the fight, at a press conference in Los Angeles on March 11.

Independent News Service

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