50 Cent Has a Lot of Money on the Line for the Mayweather/Pacquiao Fight
Diddy made headlines this week for putting a cool quarter million dollars on Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent—as is his custom—blew that wager out of the water. The Money Team's resident MC is putting up $1.6 million on his on-again-off-again friend Mayweather to defeat Manny Pacquiao in Saturday night's highly-anticipated boxing bout.
But Fif has some guaranteed money coming in even if Money Mayweather does go down for the first time in his career. According to TMZ, the G-Unit General will be performing Friday night in Las Vegas at Drai's Nightclub and is expected to pull in half a million bucks for his show, with another $500K lined up in Atlantic City through his Effen Vodka two weeks later.
Of course, there's a lot of history between these two. Back in August, 50 put up $750,000 that Mayweather couldn't read a full page of a Harry Potter book without messing up. That sparked a back and forth between the two that ended last week, when Mayweather and 50 were spotted together for the first time in months and announced that The Money Team, their joint boxing venture that was made official in 2012 but dates back years before, was back together.
50 Cent's $1.6 million would be a literal drop in the bucket for a bout billed as the Fight Of The Century, which is predicted to pull in somewhere around $400 million in revenue. And either way, Pacquiao and Mayweather—and no doubt 50 as well—are guaranteed to bring in huge figures. So, with fight night fast approaching on May 2, who do you got?
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