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