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Friday, November 16, 2012

50 Cent vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.: A scripted Stunt

50 Cent, rapper that turns into a boxing promoter created buzz on twitter after throwing several insult against his former buddy and best friend, boxing pound-for-pound kingpin Floyd Mayweather Jr. You may find here, if you want to see exactly the words both 50 Cent and Mayweather Jr. tweeted.

50 Cent who has around eight million follower and around three million for Floyd, generated tens of thousands re-tweet. It was the trending topic on that day. Upon checking every major sport sites—this is the topic being discussed.

Many believed that this is only a mere stunt and faked. Who knows this two were together when they insulted each on tweeter.

I also wonder what 50 and Floyd would benefit from insulting each other. Maybe to simply catch attention. Then I remember one book that mentioned some part of 50 Cent life story before he become successful as a rapper.

The book is entitled “The 48 Laws of Power” written by Robert Greene. This book enumerates 48 (obviously) laws with actual examples from well-known individual in each law on how to become a powerful person.

Law number six says “Court attention at all cost”. I think this Law now is in action not only for 50 Cent but also for Floyd. They become more popular being enemies than friends—so why not throwing insults on tweeter.

Now that 50 got the attention he wanted, my next question is how he will utilize it? Well, as a boxing promoter it helps to market his boxer—undefeated featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa who is scheduled to fight in the undercard of Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV.

This is Gamboa's fight after a year of inactivity. Gamboas “no show” during a press conference to his suppose fight with Brandon Rios—added delay on his ring return.

Apart from this, 50 Cent also is trying to match Gamboa to Floyd that made Floyd Sr. and Roger Mayweather laugh off. 50 even willing to gave additional 20 million to the winner. For me it is like giving his money to Floyd for nothing.

How stupid it is in my opinion for a boxing promoter to feed your 126 pounder boxer to the best fighter fighting at 154 pounds or even 147 pounds.

Anyway, either it is true or not it is only Floyd and 50 know it. We like it or not we need personalities like these to make boxing more lively and merrier.

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